Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visited the global headquarters of Discovery Communications to tour the onsite childcare facility and full service Wellness Center with Adria Alpert Romm, Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer for Discovery.
Secretary Perez also met recent Montgomery College graduate and new Discovery employee Nerissa Turner, a Media Operations Technician at the company’s production facility. Turner was recently hired by Discovery after interning over the summer as part of the company’s Discover Your Skills job initiative for Montgomery College students looking to transition into full-time work opportunities. Discovery launched Discover Your Skills in 2011 to provide unemployed and underemployed Americans with important job resources. As part of this effort, Discovery and Montgomery College have an ongoing partnership to prepare students with skills necessary for forging successful careers.
Additionally, Perez helped kick off today’s Discovery Education’s Math Techbook event at Discovery headquarters. Discovery Education’s Math Techbook is a new digital resource that enhances learning via a powerful, simple-to-use program that can be used across any device or platform.