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Cárdenas to Celebrate Milestone with Optical Zonu, a Company Representing the San Fernando Valley’s Potential in the Tech Industry

Aug 26, 2016
Press Release

Los Angeles, CA – Congressman Tony Cárdenas, an advocate for STEM and steam education, will join Optical Zonu in celebrating its contributions to the San Fernando Valley at the facility’s ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 1, 2016. Rep. Cárdenas will give a keynote address on the Valley’s ingenuity, business friendliness, and diverse, competitive workforce, all of which Optical Zonu represents following three years of double-digit growth.

“Optical Zonu has accomplished so much in such a diverse, home-grown workforce of fiber optic engineers and factory workers, and I am proud to say that the San Fernando Valley is their home,” said Rep. Cárdenas. “They are a prime example of the possibilities that starting and running a business in the Valley represents.”

Since first being elected to Congress, Rep. Cárdenas, a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, has been a champion of the American industry and bringing good-paying jobs to California’s 29th district. In just three years, he’s already introduced substantive legislation to support manufacturing and innovation through workforce skills development, as well as to support STEM education by integrating computer science into K-12 core curriculums.

As a part of his broader push for diversity in the modern workforce, he’s called on President Obama to commit the U.S. to creating 100,000 Latino engineers by 2020 and has led more than 60 of his colleagues in calling for Congress to fully fund President Obama's computer science education initiative.

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