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CTTC Receives More than $400,000 in Grants and Software from Microsoft

Microsoft Corp., the multinational software development company best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office Productivity Suite, has contributed $96,000, plus software valued at $350,000, to Skillpoint Alliance. The cash award supports the Austin organization’s Community Technology Training Centers (CTTC) new downtown computer lab, the third location for classes. Software is used for instruction in the lab as well as by Skillpoint staff for the non-profit’s other programs.


CTTC, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, will offer more than 50 classes this spring, from basic keyboarding to courses in database design. Participants are adults who are primarily under- or unemployed.


The lab, housed in Skillpoint’s offices, 201 East 2nd Street, Suite B, is accessible by public transportation and has served more than a hundred clients since opening this fall. Job search assistance also is offered upon request.


“The ability to expand our technology training programs truly benefits the community,” says Jon Betcher, Skillpoint Board president, “and it would not have been possible without this grant from Microsoft.”

CTTC will recognize Microsoft’s wonderful contribution at their 10th Anniversary party this Thursday, March 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.






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