Friday, November 21, 2014

Columbia Area Career Center Receives Grant for Computer Simulation Software

Students in A+ IT Essentials will have access to more resources thanks to a grant from computer training company, TestOut. The software acquired through the TestOut grant will provide students with over 90 computer simulations to prepare them for CompTIA’s A+ certification exams. In addition to the simulations, the package, valued at over $4,000, provides 145 training videos, dozens of demonstrations, and hundreds of practice exam questions.
 “This software package expands our teaching resources and provides our students with more exposure to what they will face in the work force,” says A+IT instructor David Hopkins. In addition to the new software, the students will continue to rebuild donated computers to provide to the community as part of the  “Cause an  Effect” program. Since its inception, computers have been donated to The Family Impact Center, CORE (Center of Responsive Education), and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination).

    "Cause an Effect"—encouraging students to have a positive impact on their school and community— is this year’s community service project for CACC's SkillsUSA chapter. 

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