Delta Air Lines and Delta Technology (DT), its wholly owned information technology subsidiary have been named as one of five finalists for a coveted 21st Century Achievement Award by the 2001 Computerworld Honors Program.
The companies also announced that more than 55,000 eligible employees of Delta and Delta Technology are now participating in the program, representing a record high of more than 70% of their workforce.
Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Carly Fiorina nominated the Wired Workforce programme in recognition of its contributions to the global information technology revolution and its impact on society. Delta and DT created the programme to bridge the digital divide for Delta`s 80,000 employees and their families, improve personal computing and Internet skills of its workforce, and better connect them to their company by providing personal computers, access to Delta`s intranet and unlimited access to the Internet where possible.
The Wired Workforce programme was selected as one of five finalists in the transportation category, Delta`s second consecutive finalist nomination in this category. Last year, Delta and DT won what was at the time called the Computerworld Smithsonian award for their Customer Care package of innovative airport technology.
As a finalist, Delta and DT will be a guest of honour at formal ceremonies at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., on Monday, 4th June, when one worldwide finalist from each of 10 categories will receive the 21st Century Achievement Award.
From more than 500 nominations submitted worldwide by the 100 industry chairmen and CEOs who serve on the programme`s Chairmen`s Committee, 311 were honoured as laureates at ceremonies in April 2001.