Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is collaborating with the Mariano Rivera Foundation to support a substantial printing training program for underserved minority youth. The Foundation, led by Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, is providing in-depth, hands-on technology training for high-demand graphic arts and imaging technology jobs. EFI is providing financial and technology training support to the Foundation as it further expands its efforts to provide youth with a path into solid careers.
The Foundation’s new graphic arts industry-sponsored activities began earlier this year with a training program in Gainesville, Florida, and will continue its activities through a new Mariano Rivera Foundation center to be built in New Rochelle, N.Y.
“We are excited to partner with EFI and print industry leaders who believe in equipping the next generation, especially those who are marginalized and have limited access to resources,” said Rivera. “Together we can change the trajectory of students across the nation, creating opportunities for a better future.”
Rivera will discuss both his career and his work with his Foundation in a special presentation at Connect 2022, EFI’s annual users conference taking place Jan. 17-21 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort. His January 19 keynote session will look at the motivation and drive in a career that led him to becoming MLB’s all-time saves leader, as well as examine the equally strong faith and perseverance guiding his Foundation into its mission.
During Connect, several leading print industry media organizations, including NAPCO Media – A PRINTING United Alliance Organization and WhatTheyThink, are aiding as co-sponsors in EFI’s financial support initiative for the Foundation. An EFI reseller partner, New York City-based IT solutions and managed print services provider Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office, is also supporting the Foundation’s efforts. And, Connect attendees can join the effort by participating in a silent memorabilia auction taking place at the conference.
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