The Center for Public Computing and Workforce Development (CPCWD) is an outcome of collaborative activity by the FAMU Enterprise Information Technology Division and the Department of Workforce Education of the FAMU College of Education and five other very committed grant application partners.
Carney Solutions, Inc. (CSI)
Data Set Ready, Inc. (DSR)
Metropolitan Design & Consulting Group, Inc
FAMU Small Business Development Center
The Leon County-Leroy Collins Public Library System
The above organizations joined together with FAMU in a grant application to the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, a competitive grant program funded by the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act administered by the National Information and Telecommunication Agency (NTIA) of the United States Department of Commerce to develop a Public Computer Center (PCC). The successful application resulted in a funded project " The Florida A & M University CPCWD. These partners planned to implement a PCC that provides open access to the public for personal computing and broadband internet connectivity; A center tol offer training programs that promote workforce development through a learning environment that fosters attainment of 21st century skills and industry certification(s); and also A Center to provide education, customized training, and virtual learning services for individuals, business entities, anchor institutions and other community stakeholders