Matrix knows the importance of investing in education and innovation for students and children in the areas we live and work. From both a company and personal perspective, preparing the future workforce from an early age is incredibly rewarding.
Below are just a few of the ways in which we support education in our communities.
The Junior Achievement program works to foster entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work-readiness to students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Matrix employees volunteer in the classroom each month, teaching the relevance of education to our youth. Additionally, Chief Executive Officer John Hewitt serves on the State Board of Directors and Chief Information Officer Rick Bennett serves on the Regional Board of Directors.
Matrix provides funding and services to this Tulsa-based, tuition-free school for children with special needs. Each year, Matrix fabrication employees build a playhouse for their school playground.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills are extremely important to a business such as Matrix. These fields are deeply intertwined throughout our operations and are key competencies when hiring many of our employees.
Matrix supports STEM programs in higher education and universities as well as in grades K through 12. Whether mentoring in the classroom or providing tours of our fabrication shops, Matrix is committed to STEM collaborations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Matrix donates $25,000 each year to support the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance. In 2014, a portion of this donation went to the Tulsa US2020 Team who was pursuing a federal grant to fund STEM program for Tulsa area children. The Team became a finalist in this challenge and attended a White House ceremony in May 2014.
|"Our ability to serve others in need is fundamental to who we are as a company."
- Joe Montalbano, Matrix Chief Operating Officer
|Matrix proudly supports organizations within our communities|