LEWISTON – The IT Department of Geiger donated six Cisco routers to the Lewiston Regional Technical Center recently. Valued at more than $15,000, the equipment comes from the consolidation move of the Geiger fulfillment center.

When determining what to do with the equipment, Rob Herman, Geiger’s supervisor of infrastructure technology, checked the Maine Telecommunication User Group Web site and noticed an e-mail from Crystal Morris, Cisco/A+ instructor with the Lewiston Regional Technical Center.

Morris had put out a request for routers. “We were in need of routers for our program,” she said. “Our plan is to teach students how to conduct disaster recovery on computer networks and routers were the last piece to the puzzle.”

The Lewiston Regional Technical Center’s Cisco education is a two-year program with 32 students from Lewiston, Edward Little, Oak Hill, Poland and Lisbon high schools. The program is an in-depth, nuts and bolts offering of computer hardware training.

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