How the College of Staten Island Is Fostering Innovation in New York City’s Once Forgotten Borough

Campus Technology: April 11, 2016 marked the occurrence of a small but significant event at the College of Staten Island (CSI), a senior college of The City University of New York, the nation's largest urban university system. On that day, the first-ever graduation ceremony took place for our students successfully completing a new CompTIA A+ course, a program that marked our Office of Continuing Education's initial venture into offering professional certification programs in computer technology. With much less fanfare, something equally compelling took place at the graduation when Borough President James Oddo, who jointly sponsored the program with AT&T, gave his keynote remarks. In addressing the importance of technology in advancing communities, he raised the notion of creating of an Innovation District on Staten Island.

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