It is no secret that the next generation of jobs in this country will likely be in STEM fields. Currently, there are more than 3 million STEM jobs unfilled. What is worse, only 17 percent of American high school seniors are both proficient in mathematics and are intending to pursue STEM majors in college. For students of color, women, or students in low-income neighborhoods this gap is even wider. A STEM competent workforce is not just important for the country, it is important for Verizon as well. To that end, Verizon has launched an education programs to address this need. The Verizon Innovative Learning Schools has expanded to 24 schools and has reached 200 teachers and 11000 students. The goal of the VILS is to increase the use of mobile technology such as cell phones and iPads in today’s classrooms that align with the ISTE standards. The International Society for Technology Education provides VILS professional development training and mentorship to educators and a designated technology coach at each school.