T.H.E. Journal, October 1998, p. 79


In a recent trend in educational reform, schools and businesses are being brought together to prepare students for a job market that is more technologically demanding.

Begun in 1995, TECH CORPS is a nonprofit group whose mission is 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 as well as 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 a priority, as well.