Friday, April 16, 2010

InfoPathways Intern Helps to Upgrade Network at Taneytown Police Station

WESTMINSTER, MD. April, 2010. InfoPathways intern Emily Thompson assisted in the installation and set-up of several new computers and a new server at the Taneytown Police Station, Taneytown, MD. Thompson, a senior at Francis Scott Key High School, has been interning with InfoPathways since February 2010 and will complete her internship this June. As a member of the network team, Thompson is gaining experience in proper network design and providing support to a variety of clients both in person and remotely. She often joins network experts Thom Bethune and Jovan Nikolovski in the set up of new computers and servers and participates in onsite network support. "When dealing with technology, you have to expect the unexpected, and I have gained a greater appreciation of the flexibility this career demands. I have already learned a lot about the networking field and myself and I cannot wait to see what else I am able to learn over the next two months of my internship”, Thompson shared.

Taneytown’s Police Station benefited immediately from their technology updates; it all winds down to greater productivity. InfoPathways is thankful to the station and city for their willingness to give Thompson, and hopefully future interns, the opportunity to experience such a project. Chief Bill Tyler arrived just as the team began the upgrade; “InfoPathways once again shows how community oriented they are. By teaming up with the local high school, they are giving students the opportunity to explore technology from some of the finest experts in the field.”

Taneytown Police Chief Tyler, Emily Thompson (Intern, InfoPathways), Jovan Nikolovski (Network Engineer, InfoPathways), Jennifer Adcock (Career Connections Coordinator, FSK High School)

Jennifer Adcock, the career counselor at FSK High, helped Thompson arrange her internship with InfoPathways. "The Career Connections Program is a win-win partnership for the students and employers involved. The students get a chance to 'test drive' their career while attending high school. In addition to being a cost effective recruitment strategy, the employer gets an opportunity to work with young talent and help develop their skills in a particular career field. We are very thankful for the support of our business partnerships, like with InfoPathways. Their time and efforts benefit the workforce of the future." Hopefully more businesses will continue to open doors and share their knowledge with future aspiring students.

For more information about Francis Scott Key High School’s Internship Program, contact Jennifer Adcock at 410-386-4589 or JLADCOC@k12.carr.org. To contact the Taneytown Police Station, call 410-751-1150. To contact InfoPathways, call (410) 751-9929.

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