Partnership puts laptops in hands of PC students

A desire to bridge a technology gap for students led the Peninsula College Foundation to a recent community collaboration, that created The Transitional Studies Laptop Access Program (TSLAP).

Under the program, a laptop will be offered to students who are pursuing their High School Equivalency in the Peninsula College Transitional Studies Programs. If they complete coursework and continue their education at PC they will keep the equipment, and transition to college or work with the technology they need.

“The idea of a laptop program that would serve close to 75 students this year, with an incentive to continue their education, was formed,” Amie Batton, Director of Transitional Studies at Peninsula College, said.

The United Way of Clallam County designated their “Get It Done Award” of $10,000 to TSLAP and was integral in the Foundation applying and receiving an additional $25,000 grant from the First Federal Community Foundation, Batton said.

Transitional Studies programs are offered in-person and online from the college’s Port Angeles and Port Townsend locations.