San Diego-based nonprofit, Nick Cannon Foundation, Inc. and title sponsor, JPMorgan Chase & Co., in collaboration with the San Diego Unified School District’s College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE) Annual Showcase will launch a new competition for San Diego youth June 1st titled “America’s Teen Mogul (ATM) Summit and Student Business Plan Competition.”

The ATM competition is designed to expose youth ages 12 to 19 to the global career and entrepreneurship opportunities available in San Diego in the entertainment and growing middle-skill job sectors. A recent report commissioned by JPMorgan Chase revealed that growing job sectors in San Diego include: Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care and Information and Communication Technologies. The ATM competition will encourage students to explore opportunities in these sectors. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Liberty Station Conference Center, Main Hall, 2600 Laning Road, San Diego, CA, 92106. Media parking will be available in main lot.

The annual CCTE Showcase connects business partners with students and teachers to develop a strong foundation for the economic future for San Diego. Students present products they produce and business problems they solve in collaboration with members of the local business community. Past project examples include biomedical solutions, game design apps, automotive innovations, photographic art and robotics. More than 300 industry professionals typically volunteer to be mentors, guest speakers or advisors for the students. The event schedule is as follows:

• 3:30 – Onsite press interviews.
• 4:00 – 5:45 p.m. – Student projects will be on display, robotics exhibition, ATM Competition featuring business plan presentations, celebrity/VIP panelist Q&A, project judging, video film festival competition, photography contest and culinary student’s creations.
• 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. – Awards ceremony with Nick Cannon presenting

“I am truly inspired by the collective community support for this event and excited about this wonderful opportunity to teach and expose San Diego youth to the myriad of career opportunities available in the global economy,” said Nick Cannon. As a product of the San Diego community and public school system, I feel a sense of responsibility to give back and to motivate others to give."

Panelist/speakers will include: Nick Cannon, Celebrity/Entrepreneur; Cindy Marten, Superintendent, SDUSD; Al Love, Director, SDUSD, Office of CCTE; Nina Shaw, Top Hollywood Entertainment Attorney, Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano; Nikki Atkins Hartung, Senior Vice President, Regional Director, JPMorgan Chase; Michael Tatelman, Chief Marketing Officer, Radio Shack.

“San Diego County must develop a system of regional career pathways to launch young people and middle-skill adults into good jobs with advancement potential,” said Nikki Atkins Hartung, JPMorgan Chase, Senior Vice President, Regional Director. “We are delighted to partner with Nick Cannon – a proud graduate of the San Diego Public School System — to encourage and expose our city’s youth to the amazing opportunities available today.”

In addition to the generous support of Nick Cannon, the ATM Competition is sponsored and supported by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Cox Communications, Radio Shack, Highsmith Branding Group and the Renaissance Downtown San Diego Hotel.

To register for the free ATM Competition or purchase tickets for the Rooftop Networking Mixer, visit www.nickcannonfoundation.org.

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