TechKids and TechWorks
The Carroll Technology & Innovation Council’s TechKIDS/ TechWORKS programs are our philanthropic outreach that our member businesses support. We have partnered with Carroll County Public Schools, Carroll County Business Employment Resource Center, and other community organizations to help bridge the digital divide in Carroll County.
Through these programs, CTIC has provided computers to families and non-profits that cannot afford to provide their children or organizations with a computer! Since 2004, the Carroll Technology & Innovation Council has provided over 3,000 computers to the community free of charge through our TechKids/TechWorks.
In recent years, the CTIC has received grant funding from the Kahlert Foundation which is designated to provide NEW laptop computers to Carroll County students as well as funding for us to create, provide and support STEM programming.
What people are saying about our program:
“Closing the digital divide and providing all students with equal access is something I have been passionate about for many years. Unfortunately, it took the current COVID-19 situation to shine a very bright light on this continuing issue in our society. We are lucky in Carroll County to have the CTIC and the TechKids program. CCPS and CTIC have had a productive 16-year partnership and have placed thousands of computers in the hands of our deserving students. I am extremely gratified, as a CCPS employee and CTIC member, of what has been accomplished over the years. This latest initiative is just another example of the generosity and importance of this organization in our community. Kati Townsley and the members deserve our deep appreciation.”
Gary Davis, CIO
Carroll County Public Schools
Recipients of computers have included:
|ARC of Carroll County||Habitat for Humanity, Carroll County Homeowners|
|Boys & Girls Club of Westminster||Head Start- Catholic Charities|
|Business & Employment Resource Center||Human Service Program of Carroll County|
|Business & Employment Resource Center Clients||Literacy Council of Carroll County|
|Carroll Child Care||Marriage Resource & Education Center|
|Carroll Community College Adult Education Students||Maryland Department of Rehabilitative Services Clients|
|Carroll Community College Cybersecurity Lab||Meals on Wheels, Carroll County|
|Carroll County Public School Students||NAACP, Carroll County|
|Catastrophic Health Planners||New Hope for Girls|
|Catholic Charities||North Carroll Community School|
|CHANGE, Inc.||North Carroll Community School|
|CHANGE, Inc. Clients||Potomac Case Management|
|City of Taneytown History Museum||Shepherd Staff of Carroll County|
|Community Foundation of Carroll County||Silver Oaks Academy|
|Dads Works||Target & Community Services|
|Distinguished Young Women||United Hands of Carroll County|
|Get Connected Resource Center- Mosaic Services||United Way of Central Maryland|
|Habitat for Humanity, Carroll County||Westminster City Police Department Shop with a Cop|
|Westminster Rescue Mission|
S.T.E.M./Robotics and Technology Education
The Carroll Technology & Innovation Council has a long history of supporting local technology education, STEM, and robotics activities in the Carroll County Public Schools, at Carroll Community College, and in the community at large.
CTIC understands the importance of technology workforce development and has made direct student scholarships and sponsored robotics’ clubs and events.
CTIC regularly provides judges for competitions and open houses and student groups have been featured at CTIC meetings and included in community outreach programs.