IGT (International Game Technology PLC), in partnership with the North Carolina Education Lottery, unveiled its newest After School Advantage computer lab recently at Triton High School in Erwin.
The lab includes 32 desktop computers, a SMART Board and printer. Triton High School’s after school program assists students with ACT/SAT prep and tutoring. The computer lab will aid students who might not have access to a computer at home.
“Triton High School is grateful and excited to receive this grant from IGT,” Triton High School Principal Chip Magnum said. “Special thanks goes to Representative David Lewis and his office for connecting our school and this opportunity. Our school serves a population of students that can benefit from after school tutoring and technology based intervention strategies to help them succeed. This will provide the technology needed to support our remediation programs as well as our ACT/SAT prep.”
Rep. David Lewis and Alice Garland, executive director of the North Carolina Education Lottery spoke about the importance of increasing access to technology at the opening of the computer lab on Thursday.
“Technology plays a critical role in the success of our young people,” Garland said. “With a SMART Board and top of the line technology, this computer lab will provide an additional resource for students at Triton High School to gain the skills they need to excel. IGT’s gift back to our state fits right in with the spirit of the lottery, serving education in North Carolina.”
IGT is the lottery technology and services provider to the North Carolina Education Lottery.
This is the fourth After School Advantage lab IGT has installed in North Carolina. The company has created 284 labs across the world since its program began in 1999.
“IGT’s donation will add a valuable component to Triton High School’s already successful after-school program,” said IGT North Carolina Account Development Manager David Pezzullo. “Through this donation, the students will have access to a powerful combination of educational resources and state-of-the-art technology. IGT is very proud to support Triton High School and the local youth in Erwin through After School Advantage.”
For each After School Advantage Program, IGT donates, on average, $15,000 in new computers, printers, software, furniture, and volunteer hours to qualifying public schools and non-profit agencies in jurisdictions where IGT conducts business worldwide. Since the launch of the After School Advantage Program on April 14, 1999, IGT has installed computer centers in the District of Columbia, Antigua, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Rhode Island, Texas, Oregon, Georgia, California, Kentucky, Ohio, Arizona, New Jersey, Michigan, Kansas, Wisconsin, New York, Colorado, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, New Mexico, Virginia, Idaho, Florida, Tennessee, Nevada, Washington, Indiana, North Carolina, and South Dakota.