Many parents are subconsciously hearing the song “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” as their kids go back to school. I personally have some friends and family who have little people heading in for their first year of school, so I imagine situations like that are more bittersweet. Either way, it means that we at CFSY are shifting into a new gear as schools and students need computers to continue their education.
Already we have had two teachers contact us who want to try a whole classroom solution where every student has a laptop available to them and there will be projects where they can all collaborate together. We’re pretty excited to help support them in this pilot project. Computers are becoming more and more of a foundational tool in our society, so any time there can be education in how to effectively, and securely use computers it’s a major benefit. So many people use computers nowadays with very little knowledge or regard about their security, so we want to support computer education in any way we can.
Other than the new orders as school activities ramp up, we have some less happy news as well. Our technicians in the Technical Work Experience Program that we’ve had since April 2015 will be moving on in their careers at the end of September as their contracts with us end. I realize now that we didn’t take an official picture of everyone, but here’s all of us at the Job and Volunteer fair in April when they first started:
So it will be just be our volunteer Ron McFadyen, and Ben and I so far who are working on computers here at CFSY from October until March of 2016. With that in mind, you can understand that we will happily train anyone who has an interest and some free time. As an added bonus, I don’t even have that dwarf beard anymore! 😀
We wish our T.W.E.P.’s all the best luck in their future endeavors, and we’ll support you however we can.