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Sen. Amedore helps Schalmont, Tech Trep promote online learning

Senator George Amedore speaks to students in the librarySen. George Amedore on Monday, June 4, committed $50,000 to the Schalmont Central School District.

The district will use the funds to purchase Tech Trep licenses. An interactive learning community, Tech Trep offers courses such as programming, 3D printing, digital art and animation, and entrepreneurship. And with access to online mentors, it provides a platform for young tech enthusiasts to turn their new skills into real-world entrepreneurship opportunities.

“There is a STEM shortage in our society,” said Tech Trep Co-Founder and CEO Marlon H. Lindsay. “In the near future, there will be no job sector that will not be impacted by STEM. Thanks to Senator Amedore, Schalmont’s students will have access to online STEM training that they can take at their own pace.”

Currently, there are about a dozen students taking online Tech Trep courses. The funding secured by Sen. Amedore will open up this opportunity to even more students.

“Schalmont has made a commitment to providing different pathways to success in education,” said Superintendent Dr. Carol A. Pallas. “Tech Trep’s online training allows students who may not be as successful in traditional classroom to learn real-world skills.”

“As a senator and a small-business owner, I can attest to the need for high tech skills,” said Sen. Amedore. “Tech Trep is hands-on and innovative, and most importantly, fosters creativity and excitement for the students' future in a high tech economy.”A student demonstrates an online class at a large smart board