Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Federal Politics

Digital Direction 

Computers for Schools Program provides new learning opportunities

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl


tudents at a number of local schools will have new digital learning opportunities thanks to the Computers for Schools Program announced Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl.

"The Computer for Schools Program will give students access to digital learning they might not otherwise have helping prepare them for the jobs and opportunities of the future," said Strahl.


In Budget 2014, the Conservative Government announced renewed support of $36 million over four years for the Computers for Schools Program. The Industry Canada program refurbishes computers from governments and businesses donating them to schools, libraries and Aboriginal communities.

Under the program computers and peripherals will be provided to the following local schools:

Agassiz Centre for Education, Agassiz
Agassiz Christian School, Agassiz
Strathcona Elementary, Chilliwack
Timothy Christian School, Chilliwack
Unity Christian School, Chilliwack
C.E. Barry Intermediate, Hope
Two Rivers Education Centre, Hope
Stein Valley Nlakapomvx School, Lytton
Gold Trail Distributed Learning, Merritt
Head of the lake School, Pemberton
Lower Stl'alt'imx Tribal Council, Pemberton
Pemberton Secondary School, Pemberton
Signal Hill Elementary, Pemberton

Last year almost 7,500 computers were shipped to schools in British Columbia, including those in Aboriginal communities. More than 135,000 computers have been given to schools in the province since Computers for Schools was created.


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