The Network Operations program of the Montgomery County Students Information Technology Foundation, Inc. (ITF) will present a computer lab to American Minority Veterans Research Project (AMVRP) on Nov. 17. ITF students at Clarksburg High School reconditioned six computers with operating systems and prepared monitors, keyboards, mice and a printer. This project provides an opportunity for the ITF students to put into practice their computer maintenance skills, earn student service learning hours, and develop a deeper appreciation for charity and community involvement.
This year’s recipient, AMVRP, is an organization focused on providing research data, referral services, long- and short-term housing benefits, and referrals to veterans and their families throughout Montgomery County. The organization will be able to support MCPS students and families of veterans by offering equitable access to technology. By having students engaged in collaborative educational experiences, AMVRP hopes to strengthen community connections between veterans and students.
The ITF is a non-profit organization established cooperatively by the Montgomery County business community and MCPS. It provides a unique method of hands-on training for high school students to earn valuable computer certifications that will prepare them for higher education opportunities or direct entry into the information technology job market. Visit www.itfcareers.org for more information about the ITF.