Computers & Computer Training
K-12 Outreach Programs
TECH CORPS Georgia's focus for the K 12 Outreach Programs and technology projects are to solidify the gains that have been made in schools and to increase the access and quality of information technology use for underprivileged students. The K 12 programs have four primary programs that provide students computer software and hardware skills training, exposure to technology career fields and skilled technology volunteers, as well as an internet-ready personal computer for home use.
In addition, the K 12 Outreach program enables TECH CORPS Georgia to advocate and demonstrate the use of technology to improve basic academic skills and K 12 education. Incorporating technology in the learning process and making academic technology more accessible for underprivileged students and adults, can help them achieve a “more level playing field” when competing for jobs and enrolling in today’s workplace and schools.
The K 12 Outreach Programs and Projects include:
Computers for Families
For a one-time, nominal fee, the program includes providing a complete refurbished computer system; computer training classes through instructor led and computer based training (CBT), a six-month hardware warranty, continuous technical support, and access to TCGA’s educational software lab. Barriers of unaffordability are reduced by TCGA’s flexible payment plans and (restricted by available funds) corporate sponsored scholarships/grants for families and individuals in severe financial distress.