News Release: ITEC Receives Funding from Wal-Mart

LANSING, MI — Lansing’s Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) has been awarded $5,000 from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to be used toward its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs.

The American multinational retailing corporation’s award will allow the Lansing-based program to continue developing technology skills in students through tutoring, classes and camps.

“We are proud to support ITEC’s mission, which aims to bring brighter futures to students by developing their skills in STEM fields,” said Erik Hingst, Walmart’s director of Public Affairs and Government Relations.

Through after-school programs ranging from elementary math skills to computer programming, ITEC builds communication and problem-solving skills in engaging hands-on learning environments.

“This sponsorship will allow ITEC to provide more of our cutting-edge technological programs in the Lansing area,” said Executive Director Kirk Riley. “Our most sincere thanks to Wal-Mart for their generous support.”

About ITEC
Mixing science and fun, ITEC ( builds tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. ITEC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in the Capital Region to get children excited to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). ITEC’s mission is to enable Lansing area residents to acquire technological skills that will allow them to participate in a fast-paced global economy. For more information, visit

About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
What started small, with a single discount store and the simple idea of selling more for less, has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world. Today, nearly 260 million customers visit our more than 11,500 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce sites in 11 countries each week. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs 2.3 million associates worldwide – 1.5 million in the U.S. alone. It’s all part of our unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the world.