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JK Moving Services and the Tech Council of Maryland Partner to Support STEM Education and Talent Acquisition


JK to Offer Annual Scholarship to Maryland Students

Sterling, VA—November 10, 2014—JK Moving Services, a full-service moving company founded in 1981 and specializing in commercial, residential, and international moving and storage, today announced a new partnership with the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland’s largest technology trade association for life science and technology. The partnership will support higher education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and deliver informative programming to TCM members.

Beginning in 2015, JK Moving Services will award a $2,500 scholarship to a student pursuing a STEM degree at a Maryland college or university. Criteria and application details for the STEM scholarship will be announced in early 2015.

“JK has always sought to assist children and families in need throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region through our involvement with causes such as Fight for Children and Toys for Tots, to name a few,” said Charles Kuhn, JK Moving Services’ founder, CEO and president. “Our partnership with the Tech Council of Maryland provides a new opportunity for JK to serve the community that it has been a part of for more than 30 years.”

In addition to funding an annual STEM scholarship, JK’s sister company, CapRelo, will provide expert content to assist TCM’s membership in improving business operations, talent recruitment and retention, and supply chain management.

“JK and CapRelo approached us with a unique strategic partnership, which went far beyond a traditional membership or scholarship program,” said Philip Schiff, TCM’s CEO. “We look forward to working with the companies to bring greater value to our membership as we continue efforts to ensure that Maryland high tech and life sciences business communities are world-class.”

Over the next year, CapRelo will host a series of programs to educate TCM members on talent management strategies. The first event, a Talent Acquisition Roundtable, is scheduled for November 20 and will focus on strategies for STEM-related talent recruitment and retention.



ABOUT JK MOVING SERVICES  


For over 30 years, JK Moving Services has provided local, long distance, and international relocation services to a variety of commercial, residential, and government clients. Headquartered in Sterling, Virginia, the company maintains a full-time, professionally trained staff of relocation and move management experts committed to providing the highest level of customer care.



ABOUT CAPRELO  


CapRelo delivers comprehensive employee relocation management services to global organizations, Fortune 500 corporations, and the Federal Government. Using a proprietary Low-Stress Relocation Process®, CapRelo simplifies and streamlines the complexities of employee relocation. Capabilities include developing corporate relocation policies and delivery of a wide range of services including international relocation; home sale and destination programs; household goods move management; property management; expense management; assignment management; and cross-cultural training.



ABOUT THE TECH COUNCIL OF MARYLAND  


The Tech Council of Maryland is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM’s mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed.


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