Mission: To provide leadership, information, and resources to educate, attract, and influence technology in carroll county, maryland through educational seminars and annual events featuring informational speakers having expertise in a variety of technology topics. Seminars and events are open to the public. The organization's website features technology resources available in carroll county, maryland.
Programs: Community involvement: in partnership with carroll community college, mcdaniel college and the carroll county business employment resource center, the organization has offered a reduced membership rate to those individuals who have an interest in technology. The organization has provided financial support to local robotics programs and members have volunteered and donated time to those programs serving as judges and mentors. Members have also participated in numerous community events and forums where they have been the "technologists- or experts in regard to various topics. Members serve on the advisory board to tech incubators in the community as well as in the region. Members also serve on the county's long-term advisory council, carroll county broadband advisory board, and million women mentors program.
techkids/techworks programs provide complete computer systems including microsoft office suite to displaced workers seeking employment and local nonprofit organizations. Members have donated over 2500 new and refurbished computers to qualified families, students, workers and other nonprofit organizations since the program's inception.
I've been a member of CTC since 1999 and in that time, I've seen it grow and help businesses and people in Carroll County. We have produced a local access television series about technology issues in the county important to people, helped municipalities identify needs and goals, donated over 500 refurbished computers to needy families and non profit organizations in Carroll County, and offered educational seminars to the public on all aspects of technology from network security to using social media to promote your business. We trying to help promote all aspects of technology in the county as well as attract businesses. The people who make up CTC are interesting and friendly and really want to make a difference in their community. I've enjoyed my time and want to continue to help this organization grow. I never expected it to so well when we became independent of the Chamber of Commerce in 2005.