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JuCook Inlet Tribal Council wins national recognition for innovative training in advanced technology

The “White House Champions of Change” program is scheduled Friday to present Cook Inlet Tribal Council, or CITC, with an award for an innovative educational program that teaches kids about advanced technology. In a prepared statement, the tribe said its fabrication laboratory, or “Fab Lab,” gives students access to tools such as high-tech design programs, industrial grade manufacturing machines and sophisticated electronics and programming.  

CITC says the Fab Lab was created in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a way to challenge youth to reach their full potential in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Renee Fredericks, CITC director of the Youth Education and Employment Services department will accept the award in a ceremony that will be live streamed at the White House website Friday [June 17, 2016] at 9 a.m. Alaska time.