Proposal Document Available for Regional NETLAB+ Funding Requests

Colleges looking to request funding for virtual labs have access to a new resource. A completed proposal document submitted to the North/Far North Regional Consortia is available for download here.

The proposal was submitted by faculty members of the North/Far North (N/FN) Region’s NETLAB+ Hub Steering Committee on September 21 to request funding that would allow for lab expansion and maintenance over the next three years. The proposal document contains links to market data supporting the need as well as data showing specific use during the hub’s pilot period of January 15, 2016 – July 31, 2016.

Steve Linthicum, Deputy Sector Navigator for ICT-Digital Media for the Greater Sacramento Region also created a video for the N/FN Regional Consortium voting members detailing the proposed expansion plan utilizing funding available from the Strong Workforce Initiative. Click here for the video.

In the video, Linthicum refers to the well-established Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC) NETLAB+ hub to highlight:

  • Cost savings for a regional hub installation vs individual installations
  • Regional benefits
  • K-12 Partnerships

Linthicum also shows various screens in the NETLAB+ environment, explains how to set up user accounts and discusses lab reservations.