Lockheed Martin Donation Strengthens Clinton High School Technology Courses
And Prepares The Workforce Of Tomorrow
CLINTON, Miss., Feb. 14, 2014
CLINTON, Miss., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT)
Mission Support Center in Clinton, Miss. is donating 25 surplus computers to
the Clinton High School (CHS) Career Complex. This computer equipment donation
will be used as a teaching aid for students studying IT computer maintenance
Clinton Public School District maintenance staffers Teddy Hines (left) and
Derrick Jenkins load computers donated by Lockheed Martin. The computers will
be used by students in the Clinton High School Career Complex information
"This is a great partnership," said Fred Nail, Lockheed Martin's Mission
Support Center program manager. "We are happy that the computers are being
used to help students learn instead of having the equipment sit idle in a
The CHS Career Complex serves as a bridge between a student's academic classes
and life after high school. Students can receive career-specific training in
automotive technology, construction, culinary arts, digital media, early
childhood education, health sciences and information technology.
Students enrolled in the information technology classes will use the surplus
Lockheed Martin equipment to build networks as well as practice repair and
maintenance techniques. In addition to computers, Lockheed Martin is also
donating servers and a network switch. According to Career Complex Director
Brett Robinson, the training will prepare students for Information Technology
"Clinton High School and the Career Complex are excited about forming this
partnership with Lockheed Martin," said Brett Robinson, Career Complex
director. "This equipment donation is going to be used to expand and enhance
learning opportunities for our IT students."
CHS enrolls about 25 students each year in its IT program. Over the past two
years, about 50 percent of graduates who completed both years of the program
went on to receive post-secondary training in the IT field.
"The equipment donated by Lockheed Martin will give our students the valuable
hands-on experience they need to be better prepared for entering the IT
field," said course instructor Bill McIlwain. "We can teach our students to
visualize, memorize and comprehend, but the real test is when they apply their
knowledge in a real, practical setting. That's exactly what this donation and
partnership allow students to do. We're thankful to Lockheed Martin for
providing this valuable experience."
Lockheed Martin opened the 33,000-square-foot Clinton Mission Support Center
in 2011 and supports diverse mission and technology services that the
corporation provides to federal agencies and energy customers. The corporation
strives to be a valued partner in the community and has a strong commitment to
the advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
education to help foster the workforce of tomorrow.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs approximately 115,000 people worldwide and is
principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture,
integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and
services. The Corporation's net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.
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