The Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) in Lansing received $600,000 of a $5.2 million federal grant that was awarded to Michigan State University. MSU awarded ITEC a portion of the grant for its work geared to sustainable broadband adoption, which is an effort that meets the requirement of the grant.
“We need to build skills for the jobs of tomorrow, which increasingly demand competence in a wide array of technical areas. Not necessarily expertise, but competence,” says Kirk Riley, executive director of ITEC.
Located at the former Holmes Street School on Lansing's Eastside, ITEC will partner with Lansing Community College and Capital Area Michigan Works! to offer high-tech training to mid-Michigan residents, developing and teaching the computer content needed for education and employment.
“The partnership is important because we will all be pulling in the same direction to address the need for education in this area,” adds Riley.
Source: Kirk Riley, ITEC Lansing
Writer: Suban Nur Cooley