EASTON — The Dart Foundation recently awarded a grant in the amount of $4,495 to Talbot County Public Schools for their Career and Technology Education — Interactive Media Production Pathway Equipment Project.
IMP courses are designed to prepare students for careers in new media made possible by advances in communication technologies, such as computer graphics, web design and the electronic arts, and multimedia. The funds will be used to purchase printing and photography equipment to support the IMP Career and Technology Pathway curriculum at both Easton High School and St. Michaels Middle High School.
“This equipment is something that we have needed for quite some time,” said Garnette Hines, Easton High School interactive media production teacher, “but we have not been able to include it in the budget. We are so grateful to the Dart Foundation, and excited to see the work that the students will produce using these cameras and printer.”
The Dart Foundation is a private family foundation established by Dart Container Corporation founder William A. Dart and his wife Claire T. Dart. The foundation supports projects that enhance education, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, and those that improve the quality of life in specific communities, including Federalsburg and the surrounding area.