August 26, 2004
For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 /Kimberly
Stark (901) 333-4023
SOUTHWEST RECEIVES GRANT TO TRAIN LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS
Release written by Keith Gentry
Southwest has received a Tech Prep grant, allowing the College to train
teachers at eight Memphis City Schools in two Certified Internet
Webmaster (CIW) classes. After completing their training, instructors
will be certified to teach two classes at their respective high schools.
Money received from a secondary grant will be used to purchase licenses
allowing the high schools to teach these courses.
”Southwest is the second community college in the state of Tennessee to
sign a state-wide articulation agreement for CIW,” said Ted Along, dean
of Business, Career Studies and Technologies at Southwest. “This has set
a trend across the state. There are now two or three other community
colleges providing similar training.”
These classes - CIW Foundations and CIW Site Designs, are two of four
CIW Classes offered by Southwest. This “2 + 2” operation with local high
schools will allow students to take the CIW Foundations and CIW Site
Designs classes at their high school, earning six college credit hours.
Students may then enroll at Southwest for the remaining two courses –
Server Administration and Web Languages to complete the CIW program.
“We’re excited about the dual-enrollment opportunities this Tech Prep
Grant provides. If students can take college-level classes while still
in high school, this not only allows them to earn college credits, but
more importantly can save them money in the long run,” states Felecia
Lee, Tech Prep director.
Southwest is collaborating with the following Memphis City Schools in
this program – Central High School, East Career and Technology Center,
Kansas Career and Technology Center, Kingsbury Career and Technology
Center, Mitchell High School, Sheffield High School, Trezevant Career
and Technology Center, and Whitehaven High School.
For more information about Tech Prep, contact Felicia Lee at (901)
333-4538 or e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the CIW program,
contact Ted Along at (901) 333-4131 or email at