Marie Mowery, of New Castle,Delaware, formerly of Gloucester City
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Atlantic City’s Ist Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bootcamp for Local High School Students

FOLSOM, NJ, October 22, 2021 - In partnership with the Mark Cuban Foundation and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI) will host Atlantic City’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bootcamp for local high school students at the South Jersey Gas headquarters. In addition to increasing students’ understanding of AI, the program will also help to promote a broader range of professional opportunities for Atlantic County’s future workforce.

We invite our media partners to join us during the last session of the program.

When: Saturday, November 13, 2021 (1:00-5:00 p.m.)

What:  Mark Cuban Foundation Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp Initiative, a nationwide learning program that increases underserved high school students understanding of AI.

Who:  

  • 20 Atlantic City High School students who will be participating in the program
  • SJI employees and student mentors
  • Virtual guest speakers
  • ThoughtSpot, a technology company that produces business intelligence software
  • The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

Where: South Jersey Gas Headquarters, 3800 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ  

Background:
South Jersey Industries is excited to partner with the Mark Cuban Foundation and the NJ Department of Community Affairs to host the AI Bootcamp program in Atlantic City, marking the first time that the program will be conducted in the area. The AI Bootcamp enables high school students to increase AI literacy and understanding over the course of four half-day sessions. Each session includes a guest speaker Q&A discussion, interactive lessons on topics such as machine learning and chatbots and a lab exercise facilitated by ThoughtSpot and SJI’s staff. As a committed partner to our communities, SJI is proud to host this program to promote job growth and a diverse talent pool within the Atlantic County region.

Facts about the program:

  • Founded by Mark Cuban in 2019, the AI Boot Camp initiative has hosted free camps for students in cities such as Dallas, El Paso, Chicago, Omaha, Detroit and Green Bay.
  • This year, camps will be brought to more than 320 students in 13 cities
  • The Foundation’s goal is to have 1,000 students graduate from AI Boot Camps each year by 2023.

To RVSP to this event, please email media@sjindustries.com.

About SJI

SJI (NYSE: SJI), an energy infrastructure holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to customers through two primary subsidiaries:  SJI Utilities (SJIU) and SJI Energy Enterprises (SJIEE).  SJIU houses the company’s regulated natural gas utility operations, delivering safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to more than 700,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across New Jersey via its South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas subsidiaries. SJIEE houses the company’s non-utility operations primarily focused on clean energy development and decarbonization via renewable energy production and energy management activities.  Visit sjindustries.com for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.

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