It’s all about real world experience! Each and every day, career center students are involved in situations that give them practical, hands-on learning opportunities.
David Hopkins’ A+ IT Essentials students learn how computers operate by assembling and configuring computers, installing operating systems and software as well as troubleshooting computer related problems. These skills were put to the test when they refurbished five of the 100 computers donated by Missouri Employers Mutual. The newly configured computers are ready to be donated. The first recipient of this project, the Islamic School of Columbia, was referred by the Voluntary Action Center Executive Director, Nick Foster. Thanks to A+ IT students, Robert Betts (RBHS), Matthew Elliott (RBHS), Andrew Krall (HHS) and Justus Palmer (RBHS) for putting their skills to work. Thanks to Derek Scoble, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer and Brad Sites, Database Administrator at MEM, for partnering with Columbia Area Career Center students and staff for the benefit of the community. The students are looking forward to refurbishing the remainder of the donated computers and assisting with finding them new homes.
Mirsada Ivankovic, Principal of the Islamic School of Columbia was very appreciative for receiving the computers that will be used in the school computer lab. Accompanying her on the computer pick up were PTA President, Wafa Mufleh, and a parent volunteer.
| Robert Betts, Matthew Elliott, Andrew Krall, David Hopkins, Brad Sites (back row)|
Islamic School representatives (seated)