Having just written about price being a factor to consider in my previous post (Tech Savvy Daddy’s Computer Purchase Considerations), it would be unfair of me not to share with DC Metro readers that the Montgomery County Students Automotive Trades and Information Technology Foundations (IFT) will hold a sale of student-refurbished computers this Saturday, March 1. The sale will be held from 9-11 am at Damascus High School.
ITF is a non-profit organization established by Montgomery County Public Schools and county businesses designed to promote interests of information technology education through student-run computer sales. The program helps to prepare high school students for careers in information technology through hands-on instruction. Computers sold through ITF have been thoroughly inspected and refurbished by students in the program. A new operating system (Windows 2000 Professional) has been installed in each machine, and customers receive the licensed operating system installation CD with each purchase.
The ITF reconditioned computer sale is a great way to pick up a computer for you or your child at a fraction of the cost of a new one. If you aren’t interested in purchasing a computer but have a computer with a Pentium 3 or higher processor, it can be donated to ITF. Not only will you get a tax-deductible donation slip but you will provide ITF students with hands on training as they recondition your old computer.
In case you have an older child of driving age, the sale will also include vehicles reconditioned by students enrolled in the auto trades program. For auto information, contact Mike Snyder at 301-962-4810, or visit www.autocareers.org.
Due to the week’s weather forecast, be sure to note that the sale will not be held in the event of inclement weather. The snow date for the computer and vehicle sale is March 1. Check the MCPS home page for any emergency weather messages that might postpone the sale.
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