CIT Connect’s customers span local, state, federal, and corporate consumers across a variety of industries with emphasis on education, health IT, and mobile learning technologies.
Education – CIT has partnered with the Virginia Department of Education in their Race to the Top (RTTT) and their American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants and have conducted numerous projects spanning a wide array of education topics including:
Apps for VA – The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) jointly launched a software application development program, known as "Apps4VA," to engage the public in the development of education-related apps. A unique component of the program includes an opportunity for high school students to develop solutions for real world challenges and needs. For more information on this innovative new program, visit www.apps4va.org.
Longitudinal Data Systems – Virginia is one of 20 states to receive a 2010 Longitudinal Data Systems Grant, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. CIT assisted the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in securing this grant for the development, operation, and enhancement of a Longitudinal Data System (LDS). Virginia’s $17.5 million grant will allow VDOE to enhance the Commonwealth’s Educational Information Management System (EIMS) and to place additional high quality, actionable data into the hands of teachers, administrators, researchers, policymakers, and the public. To this end, CIT explored several areas to assist VDOE in identifying the potential benefits of the LDS.
Health Information Technology – CIT was chosen as the technology partner by the VHQC in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Regional Extension Center (REC) program. For more information on CIT Connect’s work with Virginia Health IT REC, visit the VHIT Overview page.