Morris County Vocational School District has honored Prudential, headquartered in Newark, one of the largest life insurance companies in the United States and one of the world’s largest asset managers.
“Prudential has been actively supporting our Academy for Computer and Information Sciences (ACIS) for the past three years,” said MCVSD superintendent Scott Moffitt.
“Company representatives serve on our advisory council, send guest speakers and industry fellows to work with our students in class, attend our Makers Day events, host field trips to their facility and sponsor our student-run ‘hackathon’, providing financial support, judges and keynote speakers,” Moffitt said.
Every year, Prudential executives give the ACIS junior class a project that requires them to self-organize into management teams to take on a financial analytics programming challenge. Their final project presentation is then evaluated and critiqued.