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Grant to help mentor students interested in tech career

AT&T Foundation awards $95,000 grant to Tech Bloc

SAN ANTONIO – A big grant announced Monday will be used to help students looking to get into the tech field.

A $95,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation was awarded toward San Antonio-based Tech Bloc.

The nonprofit will use the money to launch a mentoring program at CAST Tech High School next week.

So far, more than a 100 volunteers or mentors have signed up.

"Mentors are critical because we want to extend the learning outside the classroom and make sure these kids have real world experiences in the IT community (in) a place they might end up working inside in SA," co-founder and CEO David Heard said.

The students may also have a chance to job-shadow and attend career talks while visiting companies.