Irving Gives Back to Community by Advising Career Technical Educators in the School Districts Throughout Orange County.
Orange County, CA / January 29, 2014 / ACCESSWIRE / Monster Arts Inc (OTCQB:APPZ), a leading mobile marketing and app technology innovator, announces that its CEO, Wayne Irving II, has been selected to join the Career Technical Education Orange County (CTEoc) Information & Communication Technology Regional Advisory Board.
This regional collaboration consisting of all of the Senior High Schools, Regional Occupational Programs, and Community College Districts under the management of Vital Link is coordinating this Regional Advisory Board in an effort to assure that students are being taught the most current industry skills requirements. The Advisory Board is comprised of knowledgeable professionals within the Information & Communications Technology field and is to act as advisors to the career technical educators in the school systems throughout Orange County.
“I am honored to have been chosen, and am excited to help give back to my community by sharing my industry knowledge and guidance with educators to help maintain high quality training and keep school’s curriculums current to meet the needs of the technology business and the future workforce,” Commented Wayne Irving II, CEO of Monster Arts.
The 2014 Information & Communications Technology Regional Advisory Board members will review a list of competencies currently covered in the curriculum for schools in the Orange County District, and advise accordingly. Vital Link is hosting this special event featuring the Advisory Board members on a panel discussion, followed by breakout sessions for specific pathways within the industry to discuss issues more relevant to those specific areas and the review of the competencies and skills requirements being taught to Orange County’s youth.
“We strongly believe that working together and collaborating with the Information and Communication Technology industries can help ensure students get the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to meet the high demands in the industry,” commented Helen Ramirez, Business Partner Coordinator at Vital Link. “We are thrilled to have Mr. Irving sit on the Advisory Board, especially with his intimate knowledge of Smartphone application development and his success within the growing mobility space.”
The Advisors will discuss issues including: Emerging trends and changing standards within the industry; New techniques being used; New materials, products or workplace methods being developed; Current and future job market potential in Orange County; Long term job growth within the industry; as well as new and pending regulation and certification issues.
The next Vital Link sponsored Information Communication Technology event and breakout sessions will be held at CISO Systems Headquarters, located at 130 Theory, in Irvine, CA 92617 on March 7th, 2014 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.
About Vital Link:
Vital Link provides hands-on, career exploration experiences for high school students, helping them carve out their own unique career path. Not sure what you want to study in school or what you want to do for a living? Attend a Vital Link program and sort through your interests, get excited, and literally try on a career for a day. Students are faced with many challenges ahead of them and we offer the vital next steps so students can jumpstart their career and education plans. For more, please visit: http://www.vitallinkoc.org/
About Monster Arts, Inc.:
Monster Arts is a leading mobile marketing and app technology innovator, designing a variety of mobile apps for purchase and download by the retail consumer, and assisting business clients with online marketing through its Travel America Visitor Guide (http://www.travelamericavisitorguide.com/), mobile app design services, crowd funding consulting services, and Daily Deal information management and analytics. Monster Arts select partner lists include: Mind Solutions Inc (OTCQB:VOIS), Wowio Inc (http://www.wowio.com/), Worlds Online Inc (OTCQB:WORX), and Intelligent Living Inc (OTCQB:ILIV), to name a few.
Monster Arts owns a 10% equity stake in Southern California app developer Iconosys, Inc (http://www.iconosys.com/). Since 2010, Iconosys has developed more than 1000 family safety, lifestyle, and entertainment apps, some of which have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, Smart Money Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, & The Orange County Register. In 2010, Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers covered Iconosys' app Trick or Tracker® on SNL's Weekend Update. Iconosys has also created and produced the "Shark Tank" - style app pitching contest called Pitch That App™, partnered with OC Metro Magazine and others. Recently, in late 2013, Iconosys was honored by Orange County Register as one of OC's Top Workplaces.
More information about Monster Arts can be found by visiting the company's website located at http://www.monsterarts.net/ or emailing: [email protected].
More about Mr. Irving:
Mr. Irving(Monster Arts' CEO), is also the founder of national outreach organization Text Kills®, where Irving, along with crew, spread the message and teach about the dangers of texting while driving (TWD) to schools & corporate partners' events. Approximately 100,000 people, including law enforcement, first responders, and sports & Hollywood celebrities have taken the pledge to not Text While Driving and signed the coveted Text Kills tour bus since 2010. Text Kills corporate partners include but are not limited to Coca Cola Bottling Co, Sempra Energy, and San Diego Gas & Electric, where text kills puts on a forum for the staffs of these corporations discussing trends in distracted driving, offers simulators to experience "life-like" situations where the participant is being distracted during driving.
Mr. Irving's passion for thwarting this national epidemic was inspired by his oldest daughter when she became driving age in 2009. Since 2010, Text Kills has been invited to Washington DC by the US DOT and the NHTSA for their annual events. For more information about Text Kills® or to take the pledge online, please visit: http://www.textkills.com/.
In 2011, OC Metro Magazine honored Mr. Irving with its OC Metro’s 22nd Annual 'Hot 25' List, an annual list of the top business leaders in Southern California. In December of 2012, OC Register Magazine listed Mr. Irving as one of OC's Kindest Business Owners, and in January 2013, Irving was awarded The Wireless Industry Associations' 2013 Mobile Visionary Award. In June of 2013, Irving appeared on the cover and was the feature story in Inside San Clemente Magazine.
Any statements contained in this press release that relate to future plans, events or performance are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risks associated with the management appointment described in this press release, and other risks identified in the filings by Monster Arts, Inc. (APPZ), with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Further information on risks faced by APPZ are detailed in the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and in its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These filings are or will become available on a website maintained by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission athttp://www.sec.gov/. The information contained in this press release is accurate as of the date indicated. Actual results, events or performance may differ materially. Monster Arts does not undertake any obligation to publicly release the any revision to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Included in this release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements will prove to have been correct. The company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.
Source: Monster Arts, Inc.