Computers for Schools refurbishes donated computer equipment for distribution back to BC schools. Since 1994 we have donated over 149,000 computers and supported over 350 youth in work experience opportunities.
As part of this dynamic team, hardware technicians are responsible for testing and repairing donated computer equipment, while ensuring a diverse group of people have proper instruction and support while learning computer skills.
Applicants must have some post secondary training in an IT related discipline and need an opportunity to close the gap between book learning and hands on experience, in order to secure future full-time employment. This position is part of the Technical Work Experience Program (TWEP), an initiative of the Computers for Schools Program of the British Columbia Technology for Learning Society.
Reports to the Technical Supervisor.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Participating youth must:
- be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the time of intake
- have demonstrated skills achievement at the post-secondary level (this means that you must have more than secondary school achievement);
- intend to gain ICT skills and knowledge;
- meet the job requirements of the IHO, which should included stated ICT-related activities;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada; and
- must not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Troubleshoot, repair and test used IT equipment donated to CFS.
- Oversee the refurbishment and quality control of outgoing computers.
- Refurbishing and cleaning computers, laptops, printers, servers and LCDs.
- Provide technical assistance and mentorship to a diverse volunteer base in their daily activities.
- Be able to work well in a team environment
- Have a good work ethic and be able to meet deadlines to high customer service levels.
- Perform various warehousing duties, including the off loading of trucks.
- Be able to lift up to 50 pounds
- Participate in our annual inventory count.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
- Completion or partial completion of a diploma, degree or certificate in an IT related discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution.
- Thorough understanding of Microsoft products. Understanding Linux is an asset.
- Good communication, time management, inter-personal and problem solving skills.
- Flexible and adaptable to new people and situations.
- Must be between the ages of 15 – 30.
- Must enjoy working with a team.
HOURS: 35 hours/week
INTERNSHIP DURATION: 650 hrs
Internship provided via the Vancouver Community Network Youth Internships program and funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), administered by Industry Canada.