The Puget Sound Center (now the EdLab Group) received a two-year EDI-Special Project Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Technology Opportunity Project provided information and communication technology training to low-income adults and youth in the greater Seattle and Snohomish County region. A major focus of the project was partnering with other job training initiatives and computer literacy efforts to bring technology to low-income individuals and communities to help bridge the digital divide.
Edmonds Community College
Edmonds School District
King County Housing Authority
NEVAC (now WANIC)
Seattle School District
Seattle Vocational Institute (SVI)
Shoreline Community College
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Several service strategies have been developed through this project.
|Description||Provide computer equipment and computer literacy instruction for low-income adults.|
|Partner||Edmonds Community College|
|Strategy||Learning Center at North Seattle WorkSource|
|Description||Provide computer equipment and computer literacy instruction for low-income youth.|
|Partner||Out-of-School Youth Consortium, Shoreline Comm. College|
|Strategy||Summer Computer Camp, Bothell|
|Description||Provide low income youth with computer literacy training.|
2001 - Edmonds School District, Alderwood Rotary, Cybercamps
2002 - NEVAC (Eastside school districts), Cybercamps
|Strategy||Adult Computer Training Center, North King County|
Provide public housing residents and low-income participants with computer literacy training.
|Partner||King County Housing Authority and Shoreline Community College|
|Strategy||Seattle Vocational Institute|
|Description||Provide computer equipment and IT instruction for low income adults.|
|Partner||Seattle Vocational Institute (SVI)|
|Strategy||Provide computers to working low-income parents for online learning at home|
Participants taught how to take online classes; provided computers for length of classes. If successful in achieving learning objective, participants keep the computers.
|Partner||Shoreline Community College, Washington WorkFirst|
|Strategy||Infotech Academy at Cleveland High School|
High school staff have started an informal after school program designed to extend the school day and provide additional information technology learning opportunities in the computer labs.
|Partner||Seattle School District|