FAMU - Center for Public Computing and Workforce Development (CPCWD)
Grant Funding Partner - Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP)
The CPCWD was a collaboration with the FAMU networking unit of the FAMU Enterprise Information Technology Division, the FAMU Office of Instructional Technology, and the FAMU College of Pharmacy. The CPCWD provided public access to computing with broadband connectivity, workforce development training, on demand tutoring, document copy, facsimile transmission, print, desktop technical assistance, computer trouble shooting and computer repair services of laptop computers belonging to public users of the center. These users of CPCWD program and services were residents of the three county service region of the project (Gadsden, Jefferson and Leon counties) plus a number of users from Wakulla county that neighbors Leon county where the CPCWD is located. CPCWD services were free to users as part of startup marketing. CPCWD completed the installation and test of the infrastructure for the video conference and digital capture system of the planned technology for the CPCWD Teaching and Learning System and we began a pilot of free training to the public that provides virtual teacher led training to users at remote workstations with a broadband connection to the internet.