CenturyLink to award surprise technology grants to two Pierce County Skills Center teachers

In a surprise ceremony on Tuesday May 12, Pierce County Skills Center teachers Adam Scroggins and Joe Davin will learned that they each have received grants from the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation.

Scroggins, who teaches PC Hardware and Computer Repair, will receive $4,723.75 for his project Introduction to Internet of Things IoT that allows students to program and replicate ‘smart home’ automation through the use of Littlebits technology.

Davin, the school’s Criminal Justice instructor will be awarded $5,000 for his project, Improving Student Fitness Level with the Integration of Personalized Technology, which allows instructors to safely monitor students as they evaluate their personal fitness data; track their progress and modify personal benchmarks with the ultimate goal of reaching the industry-standard physical fitness requirements.

Pierce County Skills Center Since 2010, the Pierce County Skills Center has been a leading provider of career options for students, leading to real jobs that correlate with workplace demands. PCSC serves students from nine school districts: Bethel, Eatonville, Fife, Franklin Pierce, Orting, Steilacoom, Sumner, Tacoma, and White River.

Bethel School District The Bethel School District is a dynamic district that covers over 200 square miles in southeast Pierce County. Currently, Bethel is the 16th largest district in the state with an estimated enrollment of more than 18,000 students. Bethel has 17 elementary schools (K-5), six middle schools (6-8), three comprehensive high schools (9-12), and an alternative high school (9-12).

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