The next generation of Nevada hospitality industry leaders have another resource in their education arsenal thanks to the generosity of Aristocrat Technologies. The global gaming supplier gifted laptops to each of the 20 students participating in the five-week Young Executive Scholars (YES) Hospitality & Tourism Program. The program, developed by UNLV’s International Gaming Institute (IGI) and Core Academy, powered by The Rogers Foundation, is a first-of-its-kind summer program for high school students with the goal of nurturing a strong pipeline of homegrown talent to enter into Nevada’s leading industry. 

The laptops will assist the students in completing their team assignments, a challenging academic project in which the scholars form groups and apply key program learnings to imagine and design a world-class integrated resort.  Following the program, the students may keep the laptops to assist them with future academic endeavors. 

"As a gaming technology company, we understand the importance of building and attracting the next generation of talent, and we are thrilled to support UNLV, the International Gaming Institute, and the YES Program in their efforts to develop home-grown talent in Las Vegas,” said Roberto Coppola, vice president of advanced products at Aristocrat.