Committed to giving back to the communities in which Allnorth operates, we were pleased this year to have been able to support a Prince George community college by donating computer hardware to its programs for hands-on use by the students.
The College of New Caledonia (CNC) in Prince George, BC runs two IS/IT programs called CNET (Computer/Network Electronics Technician), a one-year certificate program, and PDIT (Information Technology and Networking), a two-year diploma program. These programs prepare the next generation of IS/IT Technicians for positions in the sector.
Allnorth donated the following hardware to CNC's programs: nine switches, 11 wireless access points and 39 laptops. The hardware will provide students with more opportunities for hands-on experience, putting the skills they are learning into practice.
The switches for example, will allow students in the CCNA portion of the course taught by Allan Nordal to learn the essentials of creating small and large networks. The access points give students the opportunity to learn wireless networking.
Meanwhile, the laptops will provide an opportunity for students in the CompTIA A+ certification portion of the course, taught by Ben Stewart (pictured below with his students), to learn about laptop hardware and undertake repairs on more modern laptops than were previously available.
Allnorth will continue to engage with CNC's CNET and PDIT Programs to donate outdated hardware that becomes available including older computers that are not capable of supporting the newest operating systems or able to meet the needs of our corporate environment.
This involvement with the local community college has also been beneficial to Allnorth as two of our IS Helpdesk Technicians, Fletcher Wilson and Trevor Sullivan are graduates of the program. Trevor and Fletcher help ensure our team members can work and connect effectively across our many divisions to collaborate on projects whether in an office or working remotely in the field. We are happy to have them on the team!