Florida A&M University in Tallahassee recently opened the Center for Public Computing and Workforce Development. Funded by a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the center houses 65 workstations that are available for public use. Also, the center plans to train 14,500 people with 87,000 hours of teacher-led training over the next three years.
The use of the center is free to residents of four area counties. Access to the workstations will be available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
“We are very pleased to have this unique opportunity to serve the communities of the four counties that surround FAMU,” said Sterling Adams, director of the Center for Public Computing and Workforce Development. “The center will serve the community through access to computing and training resources as well as programs and services designed to increase the number of skilled individuals for the employment needs now and in the future.”