Wake Tech Instructor Seeks Funding in Unique Way

May 3rd, 2010


Share






Categories

Announcements
Continuing Education
Featured

Tags

Community is Asked to Help "Refresh" Computer Education

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 3, 2010) - With just the click of a mouse, you can help Wake Technical Community College make computer training available to thousands of Wake County adults. Wake Tech is competing in an online contest to win $250,000 in grant funds for a mobile computer lab.

Pepsi's Refresh Project, designed to help communities make changes for the better, is offering the grant and sponsoring the contest. Pepsi accepts 1,000 entries each month and awards grants to the 32 that receive the most online votes within that month.

Wake Tech's proposed mobile computer lab, "Ourspace ... To Go," will occupy a coach-sized bus, outfitted with 13 computers and wireless Internet access. The lab will bring much-needed training in computer skills and Internet navigation to more than 6,000 students a year, at community sites throughout Wake County. Currently, instructors in Wake Tech's Basic Skills Division transport six laptop computers to more than 25 sites to make basic computer instruction available. Many of the sites are not equipped with Internet access, and there are simply not enough computers to go around. Students in the class are typically unemployed or underemployed and seeking basic computer knowledge for re-entering the workforce.

Wake Tech Newsroom

A lot happens at Wake Tech. Keep up with what’s most newsworthy at our campuses and training centers. Learn about innovative programs and partnerships, faculty accomplishments and leadership initiatives, student events and more.

Subscribe to RSS

Social Media

Monthly Archive

update

Freshening Up!

Beginning Wednesday, August 23, waketech.edu will have a new look.
All of the current information will be there in easy-to-find places. If you
have trouble navigating the new site, visit the Help Center on the home

page, use the Search bar, or take advantage of the site map in the footer.
We hope you’ll like it!

Close Alert

quick links for

Welcome! We are pleased that you are considering Wake Tech as you plan for your education and career.

Welcome! Please explore the information and resources on these pages. If you have questions, we will be happy to help.

Welcome! We’re glad you’re here and hope you enjoy your course or courses at Wake Tech. Please let us know if you have questions or need more information.

Wake Tech welcomes veterans and provides assistance with VA benefits and other services.

Wake Tech offers customized employee training for area businesses. We also offer career fairs, job posting services, and other resources to assist employers seeking full-time and part-time employees.

We value our alumni and want you to stay connected to Wake Tech! Read some of our success stories, and find out about our Alumni Affinity program, with special benefits and incentives created for you.

Explore the professional services and resources available for Wake Tech employees.

Welcome! Please explore the information and resources on these pages. If you have questions, we will be happy to help.