GeoComply supports Indigenous education and employment
Vancouver-based geolocation services provider GeoComply has announced a partnership with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) that will help it to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and employment for Indigenous peoples of Canada, the U.S., and the Pacific Islands.
Through the partnership with AISES, the company aims to increase diversity, inclusion, and equity in STEM, with a particular focus on the gaming industry.
“We’re looking forward to creating education and career opportunities for indigenous communities in North America at GeoComply,” said GeoComply Managing Director of Gaming Lindsay Slader in a statement. “These communities make up nearly half of gaming operations in the U.S. and can play a significant role in advancing STEM in those industries.”
Based in New Mexico and founded in 1977, AISES’s goal is to spur interest in STEM education and careers. The non-profit organization supports 230 affiliated pre-college schools, 196 chartered college and university chapters, three tribal chapters, and 18 professional chapters in the U.S. and Canada.
“As our world becomes more advanced with technology and science, and our Tribal Nations continue to grow and flourish, our Indigenous students must understand how and why a STEM career can not only provide an amazing career,” said AISES Director of Student Success Dr. Johnny Poolaw in a statement. “(STEM) can also provide opportunities to give back to our communities and our world.”