Archetype SC Donates Technology Supplies to AAST

Archetype SC answered the call of its community, donating networking supplies and other technology items to an area school.

The Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology, a nationally certified Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) school located in Myrtle Beach sought donations of equipment for students to receive hands-on training in the technology field. In the classroom, students are learning about coding, networks, and other computer science activities in a theoretical sense, but more equipment was needed to allow for students to truly apply the knowledge gained to a real-world scenario.

Joseph Bonanno, Archetype SC’s president and co-founder, hopes the firewalls, switches, computers, and other equipment will help foster the next generation of technology specialists.

“When we heard about the need for equipment at AAST, I jumped at the opportunity to help impact our youth in such a tangible way,” he said. “As a technology company on the Grand Strand, it is important for us to position ourselves to help grow the interest in technology in the area. AAST does a great job of teaching our youth, so any way we can support their programs is a great opportunity for us.”

Part of Archetype SC’s mission is to help grow and advance technology on the Grand Strand by educating others on cyber security, digital experience, and data analytics. By working with the Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology, Horry Georgetown Technical College, and Coastal Carolina University, the next generation of technology professionals can experience the power of technology in their own community.

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About Archetype SC

Archetype SC is a full-service IT consultancy, focused on providing the professional community with solutions for cyber security, digital experience, and data analytics needs. Our client-centric process produces remarkable results for all types of businesses, from SMB to Fortune 500 companies. We work across verticals with a variety of technologies to provide exceptional service to our clients.

About the Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology and the Computer Science Major/Pathway

AAST is an AdvancED whole school STEM certified school committed to preparing its students to be college and career-ready global citizens by fostering creativity, innovation, systematic problem-solving, and critical thinking through participation in rigorous and authentically collaborative academic and career experiences.

Students in the computer science major will study the design and operation of computer hardware and software by developing problem-solving skills and the ability to apply computational thinking to real-world problems. Focusing on programming and coding, ‘app’ and website development, robotics, cybersecurity, computer forensics, and geographic information systems, students will be prepared for further study and the fast-paced world of technology. Work-based learning through mentoring, field trips and internships will allow students to showcase their education while gaining valuable experience.

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