The Carroll Technology 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, CTC 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 Council has provided over 1,800 computers to the community free of charge through our TechKids/TechWorks philanthropy program.
In 2016, the CTC received a grant 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.
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 Tech 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.
CTC understands the importance of technology workforce development and has made direct student scholarships and sponsored robotics’ clubs and events.
CTC regularly provides judges for competitions and open houses and student groups have been featured at CTC meetings and included in community outreach programs.