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Chesterfield County Public Schools leverages digital workspace solutions from Citrix

Chesterfield County Public Schools leverages digital workspace solutions from Citrix

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Chesterfield County Public Schools in Virginia is leveraging digital workspace solutions from Citrix Systems to keep STEM labs running and students learning.

The district is providing more than 5,000 students enrolled in its Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with secure and reliable access to the systems and software they need to excel while learning remotely.

Brian Jones, Executive Director of Technology Services, CCPS, said: “Meeting the needs of all students during the pandemic required Chesterfield Schools to identify a solution to extend specialized computer-based learning to the home environment.

“Waiting until students could return to their CTE labs was not an option.”

Like the more than 400,000 companies around the world using Citrix digital workspace solutions to power the flexible work models that COVID-19 demands, the district chose to implement Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service and Citrix Remote PC Access to deliver a familiar virtual desktop from which CTE students can safely access all the resources they need to learn and a high-performance experience that enables them to excel from home.

This was achieved in under two weeks.

“With Citrix, students can quickly and easily connect to the CAD stations they use in our labs from their school-issued Chromebooks,” said Achim Purdy, Network Manager, CCPS.

“Everything looks the same and is delivered in a reliable way so they can just focus and do their best work.”

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