August 13, 2015

The First Nations Technology Council is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the BC Technology for Learning Society.

The First Nations Technology Council and the BC Technology for Learning Society are working together to provide affordable and reliable computers to First Nations communities across the province. Computers are available to schools, offices, homes, and individuals. BC Technology for Learning is providing hardware and the Technology Council is providing installation support, digital skills development courses and pre-loaded Microsoft 365 licenses or the Google Apps Dashboard for First Nations schools and office administration.

This offering is the first of many more to come in the Technology Council’s Community Technology Planning Initiative. Community Technology Planning is a comprehensive and collaborative approach to ensuring each community has access to a range of digital technologies, the skills to utilize technology to the fullest and a plan in place to ensure sustainability in the expansion of connectivity and the use of connected technologies.

This program is for any First Nations community or organization that would benefit from:

  • Uniform computers, imaged with the same software
  • Access to technical support services
  • Local courses to improve digital skills

Take advantage of the summer sale on now through the end of August 2015: $25 per computer and $15 per monitor. Larger orders are recommended, especially for remote communities. Contact us to find out how you can best take advantage of this opportunity.

Not sure if this is the right opportunity for your organization? Ask us about Network Assessments!

The BC Technology for Learning Society is licensed to deliver Industry Canada’s Computers for Schools program in BC. Computers for Schools, co-founded in 1993 by Industry Canada and the Telecom Pioneers, refurbishes computers and related equipment donated by governments and businesses. Computers come with a 6-month warranty and an impressive reliability rate: less than 1% get replaced.  Their mission is to improve learning and protect the environment by refurbishing technology.

The First Nations Technology Council (Technology Council) is an enterprising non-profit that was created by First Nation communities in British Columbia and endorsed by the First Nations Summit in 2002 to support the technology needs of the 203 First Nations in BC by engaging in activities to implement or enhance access to and use of technology.

Contact Pauline.Edwards@fntc.info if you would like more information!