TRiO Students are Tech-Ready and EmPOWERed!


One of the biggest stressors new students in KV's TRiO program face is mastering the technology necessary to be successful in college. Sometimes even the tiniest glitch can have a big impact on students' ability to demonstrate their learning. To ensure that technology isn't a barrier to our participants' success, TRiO has designed programming to help them hit the ground running and start their classes tech-ready!

Students who attend the EmPOWERed! workshop will: 

  • Do a thorough inventory of the technology (devices, software, internet access, etc.) they currently have access to and assess any gaps in coverage
  • Learn about the tech-related resources available to all KVCC students 
  • Learn about tech resources available to just TRiO students
  • Meet KVCC's email system and sync their school email to their cell phones (if appropriate)
  • Review KVCC's online learning tools (e.g. Blackboard, the portal, and the KV app)


Once accepted into the TRIO program, students will attend a more intensive training during our PUSH Orientation to make sure they have the computer proficiency necessary to meet the demands of their degree programs as well as a thorough training in Blackboard, KVCC's Learning Management System. We also offer ongoing individualized tech assistance throughout students' time in TRIO.


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