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eQUIPped for Information Technology Program Celebrates First Students

eQUIPped for Information Technology Program Celebrates First Students

Aliquippa High School students gathered with their families and community members on Saturday, April 31st to celebrate the successful completion of the “eQUIPped for Information Technology” after-school program. The thirteen middle and high school students who completed the program proudly showcased their relational database projects to not only their peers and families, but to representatives of the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) and Questeq. Each student was recognized for their efforts and received a monetary incentive from Questeq, an eQUIPped partner, for completing the program. 

In its first year at Aliquippa High School, eQUIPped for Information Technology teaches students in grades 7-12 technology concepts such as computer programming, relational database design, computer networking and hardware fundamentals. Catherine Colalella, President of the Aliquippa Diversity Council and an Aliquippa School Board member, developed the after-school program to enhance the information technology education being provided to students at the high school. Questeq was honored to join with the Diversity Council, along with CCBC, to bring this unique program to the Aliquippa Community.  

“We have been a longtime Technology Solutions provider for Aliquippa School District and are thrilled to partner with the Diversity Council to bring the eQUIPped program to their students. Our hope is that the spark created this year will help these students continue down the path of pursuing their interest and a career in information technology. “ – Jeff Main, CEO of Questeq 

Plans are currently underway for curriculum and program enhancements that will be implemented for the 2022-2023 school year. We look forward to supporting the Aliquippa Diversity Council and eQUIPped for Information Technology students next school year and for many years to come. 

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