Vision and Mission
A technologically literate society in which all K-12 students have equal access to the technology skills, programs and resources that will enrich their education and prepare them to successfully compete in the global workforce.
The Mission of TECH CORPS’ is three-fold and is achieved through:
- PROGRAMS Bringing additional technology resources to K-12 students and teachers through national, state and local programs such as Student TECH CORPS, Student WEB CORPS, Techie Camp, and Techie Club.
- PEOPLE Recruiting and supporting tech-savvy volunteers from the community to advise and assist schools and youth-serving nonprofit organizations in the integration of new technologies.
- PARTNERS Increasing educational technology resources through partnerships with education, business, government and community.
- Provide K-12 students with a valuable set of technology skills to enrich their education today and prepare them for college or career tomorrow.
- Recruit technology volunteers to provide K-12 students and teachers with equal access to high-quality technology programs, resources and support.
- Increase the number of students interested in pursuing technology degrees, certifications and careers.
TECH CORPS was founded in 1995 by Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus of CIO Magazine and author of The U.S. Technology Skills Gap. Gary envisioned an organization which would challenge American volunteers to help K-12 schools build a technology infrastructure -- much like the Peace Corps challenges men and women to help developing countries build their infrastructures. Building from a state pilot in Massachusetts, TECH CORPS developed technology programs and deployed tech-savvy volunteers to assist K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations across the country. Over the years, partners such as Cisco, HP, Intel, Microsoft, and NCTA have provided TECH CORPS with the fuel to deliver much-needed technology resources to K-12 students and teachers. Since 1995, more than 15,000 TECH CORPS volunteers have shared their time and talents assisting schools and nonprofit organizations in their communities.