NSCC receives grant for summer camp


The Northwest State Community College Foundation received a $5,000 community grant from the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), to conduct a three-day Cybersecurity and Telecommunications summer camp for high school students in northwest Ohio in 2020.

According to FRS, the camp will “instill cybersecurity awareness, spark interests and provide hands on technical skills.”

Robbin Wilcox, executive director for development and the NSCC Foundation, said the grant “provides another exciting opportunity for Northwest State to provide high school students from our area with engaging, hands-on learning opportunities in high-tech areas.”

FRS is the philanthropic arm of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, which includes Farmers Mutual Telephone Company as a member. FRS advances the quality of life in rural communities through programs that support young people in rural areas, encourage community development, and help the public – especially policymakers – better understand the challenges that rural communities face.

The dates and details of the summer camp are not yet confirmed. Once finalized, complete information on the Cybersecurity and Telecommunications summer camp will be available at NorthwestState.edu/Events.