CHICAGO – June 26, 2015 – The NAMA Foundation is sponsoring two students and a teacher to participate in the NAMA Fly-In, taking place July 21-22 in Washington, DC. The students are from the Randolph Technology School program in Philadelphia.
“We are enhancing our outreach this year to leverage the Fly-In as a learning opportunity for these deserving students,” said Eric Dell, NAMA’s Senior Vice President for Government Relations. “We thank the Foundation for funding this as part of an overall effort to expand NAMA’s longstanding work to foster career and personal development for young people considering a career in the industry.”
The NAMA Foundation and many NAMA members support Randolph Technical High School in Philadelphia offering the only vending technology program in the country. An annual Career and Technical Education Expo (CTE) is a cornerstone of the initiative, with several hundred students and their parents participating in last year’s event.
NAMA’s inaugural Fly-In, to be held July 21-22 in Washington, D.C., is the first and most comprehensive vending and refreshment services industry legislative effort to date, featuring over 180 registered participants from 34 states and Washington, DC. The Capitol Hill Day portion of the Fly-In involves meetings with NAMA members and elected officials focusing on key industry issues including nutrition, coin and currency and small business regulatory reform. Event sponsors include over 46 of the industry’s leading companies.