Grant to fund tech lab at Ada community center
ADA, Okla. (KTEN) — Ada is one of 25 small cities across the country to receive a T-Mobile Hometown Grant.
The money will let the city build a STEAM lab filled with new technology, including 3-D printers, scanners, and engravers.
The lab will be located at the Irving Community and Senior Center. The center partnered with Pontotoc Technology Center, East Central University and local high schools on the program.
Seniors will be paired with students who will train them how to use the science tech, engineering art, and math systems.
"We are hoping that our educational partners will train us so we can train our citizens here at the center and our community," said Irving Community Center director Janna Davis. "It's really a way to bring Ada together through all of the partnerships and collaborations with all the different businesses we have here in Ada."
The Hometown Grant initiative is a part of T-Mobile's five-year commitment announced in 2021 to bring 5G cellular service to rural America and support economic development in small towns and cities.