Computer Training for Everyone
Our goal is to increase digital literacy in Manitoba by improving our participants’ confidence with computer and internet skills through short courses delivered in a trusted local environment. We serve communities and school divisions across Manitoba.
Having a basic understanding of computers and computer programs will enable individuals to gain digital skills such as email, texting and how to navigate the Internet. These important skills also help learners to develop the ability to comprehend and critically evaluate their role in online environments. Expected outcomes for both individuals and communities are increased opportunities to complete further education, access to employment opportunities and overall participation in the digital world.
We are working to get in person classes back again, please check our website for classes in September, thank you.
Our trainings help increase digital literacy among teachers in the K-12 system to improve their skills in utilizing technology and collaboration tools towards better digital literacy learning outcomes in the classroom.
Computers for those in need
A computer can be life-changing. In today's world, a working computer is essential to helping newcomers, Indigenous communities and those in need access in formation, conduct job searches and home-school children during this pandemic. Since COVID-19 changed the world in early March, we have been putting desktop computers into the hands of people left behind because of the digital divide.
We are now providing refurbished computers based on rolling intake to low income families and individuals. All computers come with a printed booklet about computer basics 101, as well as learning videos loaded right on the desktop. Those same learning videos and printed booklets will be available to outside organizations and individuals as needed or requested. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a device to donate?
If you or someone you know is able to donate a functional computer, please drop off your donation to:
Computers For Schools
18 Terracon Place
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
- Display devices (TVs, monitors, projectors)
- Landline phones
- Home audio/video systems
- Desktop computers
- Laptops Tablets, cellphones, & mobile devices (Please unlock and remove registered accounts)
- Peripheral devices (mice, keyboards, cables, etc)
- Plus much more! Check the Computers For Schools website for full details.
Note: The age of the devices does not matter. All working technology accepted. No hazardous materials.
WHAT COVID-19 HAS BROUGHT TO LIGHT
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed greater emphasis on the Internet as a lifeline to continue school, perform work, connect with family and friends, and access health or financial information. Unfortunately, now more than ever, people who lack digital skills and computers are being left out. Read more here.
Program Coordinator, Tech Manitoba
Program Director, Tech Manitoba