With just the click of a mouse, you can help Wake Technical Community College make computer training available to thousands of Wake County adults. Wake Tech is competing in an online contest to win $250,000 in grant funds for a mobile computer lab.

Pepsi’s Refresh Project, designed to help communities make changes
for the better, is offering the grant and sponsoring the contest. Pepsi
accepts 1,000 entries each month and awards grants to the 32 that
receive the most online votes within that month.

Wake Tech’s proposed mobile computer lab, “Ourspace … To Go,”
will occupy a coach-sized bus, outfitted with 13 computers and wireless
Internet access. The lab will bring much-needed training in computer
skills and Internet navigation to more than 6,000 students a year,
at
community sites throughout Wake County. Currently, instructors in Wake
Tech’s Basic Skills Division transport six laptop computers to more
than 25 sites to make basic computer instruction available. Many of the
sites are not equipped with Internet access, and there are simply not
enough computers to go around. Students in the class are typically
unemployed or underemployed and seeking basic computer knowledge for
re-entering the workforce.

To vote for the project, visit http://www.refresheverything.com/waketech The
public can vote for the project once each day until May 31.

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