Horseshoe Foundation donation first step in building CGT lab in New Albany
The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County recently donated $20,000 to
the College of Technology at New Albany for the purchase of new
Macintosh computers and software for students at the location.
Andy Schaffer, director of the New Albany location, says the acquisition of the computers is the first step in the creation of a Macintosh-based computer lab for students enrolled in the computer graphics technology (CGT) bachelor's degree program. The lab will be located at the new Purdue Technology Center of Southeast Indiana.
"Our goal is to fully equip a Macintosh computer laboratory that also includes tablet PCs, scanners, printers, and digital cameras," he says. "One of Purdue's missions is to prepare the future workforce to operate state-of-the-art equipment, and the Horseshoe Foundation's generous gift will help us greatly in this effort."
Schaffer says that due to advances in technology, students pursuing a wide range of career paths in the southeast Indiana and metro Louisville region can benefit from learning about Macintosh computers. Computer graphics design software is widely used in the manufacturing industry, for example.
In addition to CGT, Schaffer says the computers and subsequent computer graphics laboratory will benefit students in all of New Albany's degree programs, which include electrical engineering technology, industrial technology, mechanical engineering technology, and organizational leadership and supervision.