Trinfo Apprentice Program Garners SBC Grant

Trinfo Café will be awarded a $10,000 grant from SBC Communications, in recognition of the Trinfo Computer Technician Apprentice Program, on Thursday, October 16, at 3:30 p.m., with Interim President Borden Painter and Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez, in attendance.

Begun three years ago with the goal of exposing high school students to careers in technology, the Computer Technician Apprentice Program selects up to eight students per year from the Hartford Public and Bulkeley High Schools and A.I. Prince Technical School.

Program activities begin with apprentices dismantling and refurbishing used computers—which are later distributed to residents within a 15-square block radius of the college—and gaining problem identification and resolution skills. Trinfo apprentices also learn how to create, troubleshoot, and administer computer networks, which includes understanding network theory, wiring facilities, configuring network hardware, and problem solving skills.        

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