updated 10:30 am EDT, Wed May 2, 2007
Apple's Project LaunchBox
Apple in conjunction with Full Sail media college is set to announce "Project LaunchBox" this Friday. The new project is designed to put Apple hardware and professional software directly into the hands of more than 4,000 students across six different disciplines of study. Students will receive a MacBook Pro laptop loaded with software specifically geared toward their degree, and will receive instruction that combines 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on activities that enable students to learn as well as practice immediately as they are trained for the industry. Apple's vice president of worldwide Education will kick off the event with 100 Full Sail students in a starting class, celebrating with political officials as well as business leaders and Full Sail president Garry Jones.