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CTL named one of Oregon’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies

CTL named one of Oregon’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies

Laura Helms

Laura Helms

Content Manager at CTL
Laura Helms holds a BA in Applied Linguistics and has been working in content and social media management for 4+ years. Native to the Pacific Northwest when she isn't in front of a computer screen you can find her teaching yoga or creating large scale mosaic murals.
Laura Helms

We are excited to announce that the Portland Business Journal has once again named CTL as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon. This is now the fourth consecutive year in a row that CTL has been featured in this annual ranking.

CTL Knows Ed-Tech Solutions

As CTL maintains dedication to smart sustainable growth as a company, there is no doubt in the company’s upward trajectory of providing excellence in ed-tech solutions. CTL has remained committed to supplying the education sector with the latest innovations in Chromebooks and device management solutions. We also continue our resolve in providing superior customer service and affordability for our customers and education partners at every stage of the company’s growth.

CTL Knows Community

With our headquarters based in Oregon, CTL is proud to be a member of our community. Our mission to sponsor and fund grants and organizations, in our area and beyond, allows us to give back to those around us. This is why being recognized by the Portland Business Journal is such an honor for the company. As CTL continues to grow, we also aim to maintain focus on remaining a dedicated member of our local community

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon four years in a row. As our comprehensive 1:1 programs continue to provide the best in ed-tech solutions, we look forward to serving the education sector with excellent customer service and product innovation.” Erik Stromquist, CTL President

You can read more about the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies at this link:

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2017/05/16/meet-oregons-100-fastest-growing-private-companies.htm

Check out all our ed-tech solutions and products and learn more about the company and our work in the community at ctl.net, or give us a call at 800-642-3087 to learn more. If you’re in the Portland Metro area, you can find the CTL headquarters at 9700 SW Harvest Court, Beaverton, OR 97005.

CTL Chromebooks & First Book: Closing the Education Equality Gap

CTL Chromebooks & First Book: Closing the Education Equality Gap

Laura Helms

Laura Helms

Content Manager at CTL
Laura Helms holds a BA in Applied Linguistics and has been working in content and social media management for 4+ years. Native to the Pacific Northwest when she isn't in front of a computer screen you can find her teaching yoga or creating large scale mosaic murals.
Laura Helms

CTL is Proud to Offer Chromebooks on the First Book Marketplace

CTL is proud to offer CTL Chromebooks for Education on the First Book Marketplace. First Book is a national charity working to close the educational equality gap by providing books and resources to low-income schools and programs across the United States.

Educational Inequality Facts: Did You Know?

  • More than half of U.S. public school students live in low income households.
  • In some of the lowest income neighborhoods, there is just one book for every 300 children.
  • Two-thirds of children from low-income families lack access to books.
  • 79 percent of fourth graders from low-income households do not read proficiently—a key predictor of a child’s future educational and economic success.
  • Poor educational outcomes are tied to poverty, unemployment, illness, dependence on welfare, social exclusion and crime.

Source: https://www.firstbook.org/about-first-book/understand-the-need

CTL and First Book Work to Even the Playing Field for Students

CTL and First Book both understand closing the educational equality gap by working to provide important tools and resources to schools and programs. CTL works on 1-to-1 Chromebook initiatives and supports organizations that provide those in need with educational technology tools. For First Book, it’s working to increase interest in reading, to raise reading proficiency levels, and to relieve stress on teachers by expanding access to tools and resources for their students. The impact of First Books reaches far beyond the classroom walls to maximize greater success for students later in life. That is something everyone can get behind.

First Book Makes History One Story at a Time

In 1992, First Book started as a small group of volunteers in a few communities who were dedicated to providing an ongoing supply of books to schools and programs working with children from low-income families. This group of volunteers quickly grew and spread across the U.S. In 1995, First Book became a full-time operation and in 1998, they launched their National Book Bank. The operation was a first of its kind, a centralized distribution system providing large-scale donations from publishers of children’s books to schools and programs. The First National Book Bank now distributes over 8 million books annually.
First Book delivers critical tools to over 150,000 educators and program leaders, partnering with schools, libraries and museums, military families, early childhood programs, shelters and clinics, and afterschool programs. Their steadfast work has earned them a superior four-star rating from Charity Navigator, an independent charity watchdog organization. Even former President Obama and former First-Lady Michelle Obama have begun a partnership through Random House Publishing with First Book.

CTL Chromebooks on the First Book Marketplace

The First Book Marketplace, established in 2008, is an online store for registered programs offering high-quality children’s books listed at a greatly discounted rate. Now included in this marketplace, as the sole provider of laptop devices, you will find CTL models J2, J4+, NL61, and the J5 Rugged Convertible Chromebooks with 2-year warranties included. To learn more about First Book and to visit their online marketplace, visit firstbook.org

CTL Advancing Up Portland Business Journal’s List of Top Portland Tech Companies

CTL Advancing Up Portland Business Journal’s List of Top Portland Tech Companies

Stephanie Shea

Stephanie Shea

Marketing Manager at CTL
Stephanie Shea holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and has almost 20 years of writing experience ranging from newspaper reporting to PR, blogging, website copy, product descriptions, social media and advertising. When she’s not at CTL, Stephanie can be found playing the tenor sax, practicing astrology or hitting the running trails in Forest Park.
Stephanie Shea

CTL is proud to ranked #14 on the Portland Business Journal’s list of Metro-Area Hardware Technology companies for 2017. This ranking is up one spot from last year and is the latest in a long history of recognition by the Portland Business Journal.

In 2015, CTL was recognized as one of the top 20 most innovative companies of similar size in Portland and received the Small Business Innovation Award. In 2014, CTL ranked #34 in top technology companies by the Portland Business Journal and by 2015 had moved up to #15. This year, CTL continues the steady climb up this list.

CTL, a Beaverton, Oregon based company, has been developing and manufacturing computer products since 1989. CTL’s product line includes rugged Chromebooks and Windows laptops, desktop and mobile workstations, LED Monitors and high performance servers. CTL takes pride in the fact that we’ve always housed our production facilities in the Portland, Oregon area which not only creates local jobs but also enables us to provide top-notch customer service.
Check out our website at ctl.net or give us a call at 800-642-3087 to learn more. If you’re in the Portland Metro area, you can find the CTL headquarters at 9700 SW Harvest Court, Beaverton, OR 97005.

CTL Chromebook Donation to Madison High Helps Students Prepare for the Future with College Possible

CTL Chromebook Donation to Madison High Helps Students Prepare for the Future with College Possible

Stephanie Shea

Stephanie Shea

Marketing Manager at CTL
Stephanie Shea holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and has almost 20 years of writing experience ranging from newspaper reporting to PR, blogging, website copy, product descriptions, social media and advertising. When she’s not at CTL, Stephanie can be found playing the tenor sax, practicing astrology or hitting the running trails in Forest Park.
Stephanie Shea

CTL’s Donation of 30 Chromebooks Plus a Charging Cart Maximizes Efficiency for Students and their College Possible Coaches

“I cannot thank CTL for helping me serve my students to my fullest capacity and helping create more future college graduates!”

–  Madison High College Possible Coach, Zoe Kaslow

Over the Summer, CTL joined forces with the Portland, Oregon branch of College Possible, a national program that helps to prepare low-income and first-generation students for college. CTL is proud to support this non-profit organization and donated 30 CTL J2 Chromebooks and a charging cart to Madison High School in NE Portland.

With the school year well underway, we had a chance to catch up with Nicole Mays, External Relations and Operations Coordinator at College Possible Portland to find out how the program at Madison High is going so far. Not only did she have a positive update for us, she sent some photos of our donated J2 Chromebooks in action!

Mays described how the Chromebooks are being used to help students prepare for college. There is a dedicated room for the Chromebooks and cart, which is critical to provide computer access to students in the Madison High College Possible program. “Juniors do not have access to Madison’s computer lab,” Mays explained, “and seniors often can’t stay late to work with their coaches because they have after school jobs. The Chromebooks dedicated specifically for the College Possible program allow students and coaches the flexibility meet and use the Chromebooks during free periods in the school day.”

Madison High College Possible Coach Miguel Rodriguez is working with 39 juniors this year and helping them to make a “College Greenlight” account online to help them research colleges and universities. Rodriguez is available to answer questions and discuss different college options. Later this spring, the juniors will use the Chromebooks to research summer enrichment programs available on different college campuses. “Last year, two students from our program participated in a summer enrichment program at Princeton,” Mays said. Mays added that the students are using Google Docs to fill out applications and write essays for admission to summer programs as well as work on their resumes. She pointed out how handy Google Drive has been for the students to collaborate with their coaches.

Zoe Kaslow is coaching 40 seniors in the College Possible program at Madison High.

I use them every day with students in my office,” Kaslow said about the donated CTL J2 Chromebooks. “They allow me to work with multiple students during their free periods without invading the library or another space. My students have been using them to apply to colleges and scholarships as well as perfect their essays and resumes,” Kaslow said.

CTL is proud to support College Possible’s mission to prepare young people for college and their future careers. Congrats to all the Madison High students participating in this year’s program. We wish them luck in their application process and will follow up in the Spring to announce the colleges they’ll be attending!

College Possible Coach with CTL Chromebook

College Possible Coach Miguel Rodriguez with one of the CTL Chromebooks donated to the Madison High School program.

A Madison High College Possible Student Using CTL Donated Chromebook

A Madison High college possible student uses one of the 30 J2 Chromebooks donated by CTL to research colleges.