LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- AT&T has donated $15,000 to Jefferson County Public Schools to fund the district's robotics teams.

The money will help buy equipment to build better robots for competition. It's being split among 12 schools, including Central High School, where the news was announced Thursday morning.

Central High student Joseph Furman said it's money well spent. 

"In today's technology everything basically is impacted by robotics -- our cars, our building, our manufacturers, our phones even," Furman said. "So if I'm able to learn even a fraction of that, it can help me and the people around me gain more power and influence as we go along."

Joseph Harris with AT&T Kentucky says the skills students learn in robotics programs can immediately be applied to the real world. 

"As technology keeps evolving, the ability to innovate and be creative that you learn from these skills will translate directly to your working world, and that's the reason we are contributing here today."

In the last 10 years AT&T says it has committed $400 million to student programs across the country.

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