Teen-Electronics: Recycling old computers to learn

Students of the Preparatory Training for Work (FPT) of the College of Companions specialize in electronics. They are also organizing a collection of computer equipment on December 7 and 8 […]

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Students of the Preparatory Training for Work (FPT) of the College of Companions specialize in electronics. They are also organizing a collection of computer equipment on December 7 and 8.

For 4 years, a group of students from the Preparatory Training for Work (FPT) of the Collège des Compagnons (Commission scolaire des Découvreurs), in Quebec, have been operating an environmental microenterprise. Through it, they recycle and recondition computer equipment provided by their community.

Their microenterprise is called Teen-Electronics. It groups together activities supply, of reconditioning, of dismantling, of marketing and of material resource management. The pupils devote four periods to it in a nine-day cycle.

Note that the students responsible for Ado-Électronique are currently short of material… and they are organizing a collection of computer and keyboard tours, which will take place on December 7 and 8. For the occasion, we can bring them to the College. Contact details to find out more and communicate with students are here.

These students also offer training sessions in the use of the computer or the iPad for seniors. They have also assembled the course notes.

To discover Ado-electronics in less than two minutes:

 

Develop essential qualities

In addition to being an important source of motivation, this microenterprise allows these students who have academic difficulties to develop entrepreneurial qualities, a sense of responsibility, leadership and better communication, especially with the public. Obviously, we must also count the very positive benefits for the preservation of the environment!

Laureate Future Forces

Teen-Electronics was named winner from the program Future Forces in 2013 for the category Future committed project. This program aims to recognize, honor and promote the commitment of young students who are aware, active and responsible. Radio-Canada had produced a short video on this occasion.

To learn more about Pre-Work Training, you can consult the site from the Quebec Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEES).

Also visit here the Ado-Électronique project site.

 

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About the Author

Clement Labergehttp://www.remolino.qc.ca
A graduate in high school science education, Clément is the co-founder of Infobourg, the website now called L'École branchée.

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