Irvine, CA, December 21, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Stanbridge College, a technical college that offers Masters, Bachelor and Associate of Science degrees and diploma programs in Allied Health and Information Technology, recently donated time and skills to helping prepare over 25 computers for children in Costa Mesa. Over 15 Information Technology students worked together and with Stanbridge College staff, wiping hard drives and installing device drivers, operating systems and the Microsoft Office suite to enable children to use the PCs for their education. The computers were previously donated from a former bank, and will be distributed through a local church to the children during the Christmas holiday. In order to receive a computer, each child will need to volunteer or participate in community service at their school.
Robert Briggs, current IT student at Stanbridge introduced the IT department to this project. He stated, “The reason I brought this project to Stanbridge was because I saw it as a great opportunity for the schools, the church, and the community to work together to address the needs of others. It was a great opportunity to get 'hands on' experience for the students working on the PCs, the church to be able to provide the PCs, and the community to receive the PCs.
Mr. Briggs continued, “I chose to work with this group of students so they would have the opportunity to give back using their skills to provide the needs of others. It was a chance to be self-less, and at the same time gain knowledge.”
The project is part of the Stanbridge College REACH – Beyond the Classroom™ Service Learning Initiative in which students are encourage to use their technical skills to help those in need in the community. In the past, IT students have worked with non-profit organizations including the Boys Hope, Girls Hope in Costa Mesa setting up a computer lab for the at-risk children. Earlier in 2012, Stanbridge College signed a partnership with NPower Community Corps to provide pro bono IT support to nonprofits and schools. The partnership with The Community Corps program will enable students in IT programs at Stanbridge College to work directly with IT professionals to support nonprofits with IT support and services. To learn more about Stanbridge College diploma and degree programs in IT, please visit www.stanbridge.edu.
About Stanbridge College
Based in Irvine, CA, Stanbridge College is a co-educational, technical college with an annual enrollment of over 900 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Stanbridge College offers Master, Bachelor and Associate of Science degrees and diploma programs in Allied Health and Information Technology.
In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Stanbridge College received an award from Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., as one of America's Best Technical Colleges. Stanbridge has also been named to the 2009, 2010 and 2011 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. In 2008-2009 Stanbridge College was the recipient of the School of Excellence Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and since 2007 it has maintained one of the highest continuous pass rates in California on the NCLEX-PN nursing exam, with a 96% five year average pass rate. For more information, please visit www.stanbridge.edu or call (949) 794-9090.