Northwest NEWS

July 24, 2000

School

LWTC receives grant to partner with Northshore School District

   Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) was recently awarded a $92,135 grant through Workforce Development funds from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The grant allows LWTC to partner with the Northshore School District, particularly Inglemoor High School, to establish two computer-equipped classrooms for use by Inglemoor High School and Lake Washington Technical College students.

   Inglemoor High School students will use the classrooms to learn software applications during the day, and LWTC will teach afternoon and evening classes at the high school in information technology programs such as computer graphics, computer applications, computer networking, applications development, and website design using the two classrooms.

   The grant will purchase 34 high-end computer workstations that are capable of running sophisticated software and also will purchase computer furniture, a printer, and a multimedia projection system. The funds will also provide release time for the faculty training needed to teach the enhanced curriculum.

   Northshore School District will provide an additional 34 computer workstations, rent-free space, and overhead (utilities, security, and custodial services) through the Fund for Improvement of Education (FIE).

   "Three years ago, Northshore School District dreamed of a partnership through which students are prepared for higher-level entry into community and technical college programs that link with high-tech employment opportunities. Today, that dream is alive, due to a tangible spirit of cooperation between our school district and Lake Washington Technical College," stated Dr. Karen Forys, Superintendent of the Northshore School District.