T.H.E. Journal, October 1998, p. 79
A recent trend in educational reform has been to bring schools and businesses together to prepare students for a more technologically demanding job market. Begun in 1995, TECH CORPS is a non-profit group established to bring technologically skilled volunteers into the nation’s schools. State chapters of the organization coordinate action within those states. Volunteers provide training and mentoring of teachers in addition to support services for managing and maintaining technology infrastructure.
The group also provides programs and workshops that include training tools, safety initiatives, and support systems. Partnerships among local community members and schools are also a priority.