Date Posted: May 28, 2020
Southern Crescent Technical College is pleased to announce the launch of the Laptop Loaner Program to assist students with their technology needs since the transition to remote learning. This program will allow students to check out a loaner laptop in order to stay connected with their instructors and complete their assignments.
SCTC President Dr. Alvetta Thomas stated, “Once we made the transition to remote learning, we quickly realized that many of our students were facing challenges with technology since they do not have proper equipment or internet connections. We hope that this program will alleviate those obstacles and will allow our students to focus on their studies.”
Through the Laptop Loaner Program, currently enrolled Southern Crescent Technical College credit students are able to check out a loaner laptop for academic use. These laptops were provided by a donation from the Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation through the newly established Student Technology Emergency Fund. Through an initial commitment of $36,000 to the Student Technology Emergency Fund, the SCTC Foundation purchased 100 laptops that can be loaned to students in need. These laptops were coupled with the generous donation of additional laptops from the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation.
SCTC Foundation Chair Hoppy Hopkins stated, “We know that our students face a variety of obstacles in order to obtain their credentials from Southern Crescent Technical College and we are proud to offer a solution to one of those challenges. They have enough going on…this shouldn’t be another problem that stands in the way of making their dreams come true.”
Additional financial support is needed to help SCTC students with their technology challenges as they acquire the academic, technical, and work ethic skills needed for meaningful employment. This is an ongoing need for students as remote learning may become the new normal. The Foundation is accepting online donations through the Southern Crescent Technical College website at www.sctech.edu/TechnologyFund or checks may be made payable to the Southern Crescent Technical College Foundation, 501 Varsity Road, Griffin, GA 30223.
For more information on the Student Technology Emergency Fund or to donate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently enrolled students may access the form for the Loaner Laptop Program by visiting www.sctech.edu/loanerlaptops. In an effort to support all Southern Crescent Technical College students with their technology needs, Adult Education students may request loaner laptops by visiting https://www.sctech.edu/adult-education/laptop-loaner-program/.