CTC has just been awarded a 3-year HUD-HSIAC grant (our third!) which will allow us to continue and deliver important services to our community! More information can be found at the HUD website.
Located at 218 Memorial Drive, Paterson, New Jersey, the Paterson Community Technology Center is a newly renovated, three-story, 15,000 square foot facility adjacent to PCCC's main campus. Through this state-of-the-art facility, PCCC is able to provide access to technology and technology training to local community organizations and local residents.
Since 1999, through its Paterson Community Technology Center initiative, Passaic County Community College has been involved in a wide range of activities designed to bridge the digital divide in our surrounding urban community. These activities include providing professional and staff development for local educators and non-profit organizations in how to integrate technology into their educational (after school, regular school, ESL, job training) programs; facilitating technology training for businesses in Passaic County; providing access to I-technology and technology training to local residents, serving as the hub of a proposed cyber district in Paterson; and implementing an AmeriCorps bridging the digital divide program as part of a national model with eight other college across the country.
In addition, we have helped to establish four neighborhood-based Community Technology Centers (CTC) in publicly accessible buildings such as the public libraries, schools, and the Paterson Boys and Girls Club.
Our partnership includes more than 20 community-based organizations in Paterson, and we have received substantial funding from sources such as the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Commerce/EDA, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, the Corporation for National Service, and PSE&G.