KC Receives Boeing St. Louis Grant

August 29, 2013

KC is proud to announce that is has received a $10,000 grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing of St. Louis for its new Trenton Education Center.

Kaskaskia will be establishing an open community technology area in its new Trenton Education Center as one component in a broader effort to expand services. According to Kellie Henegar, Dean of Arts and Sciences for Kaskaskia, “Due to steady growth and increasing demand from residents and employers for job training and continuing education, the college is expanding programming at its Trenton Education Center that serves central and western Clinton County. The initiative involves additional classroom space, science labs, industrial technology space, a small business incubator for economic development, and an open community technology area”.

The grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis will assist in establishing an open community technology area in the Trenton Education Center. The area will have ten computers for public use, including a station with assistive technology that meets ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.

A basic understanding of computer technology and related applications has become integral to virtually all professions and employment opportunities. A U.S. Department of Labor study identified technology as one of five competencies that are required in the workplace of today as well as tomorrow. Establishing the community technology area will bring Clinton County expanded and much needed access to technology and technology education to serve its residents and support economic development. Residents will have the opportunity to use the area at their convenience as well as participate in classes that offer instruction on basic technology literacy skills including how to: use common technology, terminology and equipment; use computer and productivity software to organize and create information; and use computer and communications software to access and transmit information.

For more information about programming at the expanded Trenton Education Center, contact Dean Henegar at 545-3025.