- Published: Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:34
“Over the past few years, all areas of our society have become more technology oriented,” said Sid Whitley, chief executive officer of the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation. “There is a need for graduating students to be able to use these technologies effectively in the workplace. This grant focuses on preparing students to be productive members of the healthcare workforce. By purchasing iPads, these students will have access to and become proficient in the use of virtual programs that were previously unavailable to them.”
Foundation CEO Sid Whitley, seated center, presents a grant from the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation to Candis Thompson for a health science technology project at the Poplarville Career Development Center. With them are Poplarville school superintendent Carl Merritt, seated; and standing, foundation president Clyde Dease and Dr. Marlene Cole, Career Center administrator.