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CTI Awarded $68K in HP Grant

The Hiram G. Andrews Center's Commonwealth Technical Institute (CTI), in Johnstown, PA, has been awarded $68,000 from the Hewlett Packard Technology for Teaching grant program that includes a teacher's stipend of $19,000  and $48,000 worth of equipment from Hewlett Packard.

CTI provides education for post-secondary level disabled students that rely on “assistive technology devices that help teach independent life skills,” according to HP.

"This grant will provide CTI students with an educational experience that uses technology to closely mirror on the job experience," said Stephen M. Schmerin, secretary of labor and industry for the sate of Pennsylvania. "Training will not only help students find jobs in Pennsylvania's workforce, but it will also help them fulfill their dreams of living independently."

The school will receive two technology packets from the grant program. According to HP, the teacher receive a wireless tablet PC with docking bay with optical DVD/CD-RW drive and external bay and a digital projector. Classroom equipment includes:
  • 20 wireless HP Tablet PCs with DVD/CD-RW optical drives and external bays;
  • Laptop/tablet cart;
  • An HP access point with wireless card;
  • Photo printer; and
  • Digital camera.        
Hiram G. Andrews Center's Commonwealth Technical Institute is a private, not for profit, two-year  institution with more than 250 students currently enrolled.

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