May 21, 2001
The Gettysburg Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College was awarded a $106,530 grant from Governor Ridge's Link-to-Learn program. The Gettysburg Campus was among only 21 public and private colleges and universities, and one of only two community colleges to share approximately $5 million in Link to Learn grants to expand and strengthen information technology training for students.

The Gettysburg Campus will use its grant to offer adult learning opportunities in information technology to high school students in 12 public school districts and two vocational technical schools through the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12. Gettyburg-HACC already has a similar program in place with the Conewago Valley School District. The Campus will also be able to conduct Computer Information Systems or Information Technology certification courses on-site for regional businesses.

The the grant will directly serve approximately 6,600 high school students and five business partners, including the Adams County Economic Development Corporation, McClarin Plastics, Adams County National Bank, Adams County School to Work, and the Adams County Careerlink Center. Additional businessesmay be served through greater access to information technology courses and technology-trained employees.

Governor Ridge's Link-to-Learn program is a nationally recognized education-technology initiative benefiting college students in all study disciplines by providing technology training to ensure that Pennsylvania businesses have enough tech-savvy workers.

For further information about information technology training at the Gettysburg Campus of HACC, contact Shannon Harvey, director of educational services for the Gettysburg Campus, at 337-3855, or e-mail at

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