Edison Students Donate Computer Lab to Shelter

December 21, 2005
Students in the Thomas Edison High School Information Technology Foundation, Inc. (ITF) network operations classes have reconditioned a computer lab that will be donated to a homeless shelter located in Gaithersburg. Among the residents of the shelter are about 30 children who will be able to use the computers for schoolwork.

The donation ceremony will take place at Thomas Edison High School of Technology on Thursday, December 22, at 9:00 a.m. In addition to students and residents of the shelter, participants will include Superintendent Jerry D. Weast, Assistant State Superintendent for Career Technology and Adult Learning Kathy Oliver, officials from the Coalition for the Homeless, and officers of the Information Technology Foundation.

The lab consists of six computers with operating systems, monitors, keyboards, mice, and two printers. The project provided an opportunity for ITF students to put into practice their computer skills while also earning community service hours.

ITF is a nonprofit organization established cooperatively by the Montgomery County business and professional community and Montgomery County Public Schools. It provides a unique method of hands-on training for high school students to earn CompTIA computer certifications that will prepare them for higher educational opportunities or direct entry into the information technology job market.

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