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Computer Donation Program

With the help of the community, our Occupational Training Institute students are able to take donations of computers, refurbish them and give them to needy district students. The program relies on student interns to evaluate and refurbish the computers. This provides the student interns with valuable work experience in computer hardware and software technical support and customer service skills.

The students always reformat the hard drive to insure that all data is erased before the system is passed on to the students. To make this program work, we have to make sure that the computers that we receive meet our minimum specifications.

Computer Donations

The systems must meet these requirements: PC Desktop and laptop computers must be a 700 MHz Pentium III or faster or have comparable Intel-compatible CPU.

We do not accept Apple Computers

Software Specifications

Due to software licensing requirements, the only way you can donate software is to donate the actual software and licensing key. Software that is more than three years old is not accepted.

When OTI receives a system they erase the hard drive and remove all of the software and then install an operating system and application software.  We cannot provide Microsoft Office software unless it is donated. For systems without MS Office, we install Open Office, a MS Office-like shareware product.

CompTechS and the students really appreciate your donations and understanding that only systems that meet our specifications are usable.

For additional information, contact the Occupational Training Institute: Joseph Lipsig at 408.864.5712 or lipsigjoseph@fhda.edu.