Sixteen racks of new computer routers and servers winked on officially for students at the York County School of Technology on Monday afternoon.
But the local networking had long since begun.
More than a year ago, the school began pursuit of a state matching grant for computer networking equipment, according to instructor Billy Sprankle. Along the way administrators worked with Cisco Systems to find the right gear and partnered with area colleges to ensure credit for advanced work.
The result is a Cisco Network Academy lab, a type of workshop available at a growing number of Pennsylvania tech schools, and perhaps the perfect tool for budding information technology professionals