In March 2021, Governor McMaster awarded $6 million of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds to the University of South Carolina, who, in partnership with Benedict College, would establish eight Apple computer labs statewide. The network includes hubs in Columbia’s Bull Street District and at Benedict College, along with satellite labs at eight of USC’s Palmetto College regional campuses and other sites. USC Palmetto College campuses are all located within 15 miles or less of a broadband desert, according to the South Carolina Broadband Map, providing reliable technology and internet access to these communities.
The labs have been strategically located for use by our USC Palmetto College regional campuses, local school districts, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the South Carolina Technical College System and citizens in the community. Each site will provide Apple products and educational programming to the community, faculty, staff, and students at no cost to the user.
Each iCarolina Lab location offers the community, faculty, staff, and students with free access to:
- Educational Courses