Community Computer Lab opens in Euclid's Shore Cultural Centre [The News-Herald, Willoughby, Ohio]
(News-Herald (Willoughby, OH) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 03--Community Computer Lab at Euclid's Shore Cultural Centre hopes to connect the community with the latest technology.
Through a partnership with Bryant and Stratton College, more than 12 new computers have been installed with Internet access for all Euclid residents to use at the center, 291 E. 222nd St.
Residents have expressed concerns that there was not enough space or computers in the city's library for adults and students to use.
"We have worked with the city before, the mayor was a commencement speaker for us in the past, and we wanted to know how we could help," Suzanne Nash, director of marketing and communicators, Ohio campuses, for Bryant and Stratton College said.
The college donated more than $20,000 in technology and Internet capabilities for the building.
"Tables, chairs, signs, wires, everything was provided by Bryant and Stratton, we just provided the room," said Laura Kidder, property manager for Shore Cultural Centre/The Coral Management Co.
The donated computers will be IBM computers running the latest Windows software. A printer and copier will soon be installed in the room as well.
"It gives a chance for adults and students to get online and research," Nash said. "Hopefully people will be compelled to further their education, especially since some have never used a computer before."
The new computer lab also will be a good tool for those who don't have Internet access or can't afford it, Kidder said.
The lab will be run by Shore Cultural Centre and the technology will be maintained by Bryant and Stratton College.
Residents will have to show an ID, sign in, receive a password and there will be a time limit as to how long a person can use a computer.
The Community Computer Lab is in room 104 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Extended hours will become available when the center has more staff to monitor the room.
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