PASCO, Wash. - Lockheed Martin is creating new incentives to attend Columbia Basin College. Wednesday, in a press conference, Lockheed Martin announced it's donating 100 laptops to CBC students.
The donation is part of the companies effort to strengthen its relationship with the college. A company spokesman said they also plan to give guest lectures, run technology summer camps, and give students the opportunity to job shadow professionals.
"It's just good business to have partnerships with education because that is going to feed our business growth," said Frank Armijo, Lockheed Martin General Manager.
Armijo said 50 laptops will go to next year's incoming freshman, and 50 will go to sophomores all enrolled in the CBC-Washington State Tri-Cities Bridges Program.
In recognition of the enhanced partnership, CBC renamed its Computer Science Program the Lockheed Martin Department of Information Science and Technology.