The Computers for Schools – Nova Scotia Program (CFS-NS) was started in January of 1994 by Novaknowledge, Nova Scotia Department of Education, Industry Canada and Aliant Pioneer Volunteers. A Workshop was opened in Dartmouth and a Coordinator hired. Sixteen (16) years later those same partners are still involved and there are now five (5) workshop operating across the province. CFS-NS program mandate is to refurbish used, but still useable, computer equipment for distribution to schools, libraries and qualified educational organizations across Nova Scotia.
CFS-NS also provides Nova Scotia's young people between 18 and 30, with valuable work experience through the Technology Work Experience Program (TWEP). Each year CFS-NS employs more than 10 recent IT graduates looking for that valuable first-work experience. Volunteers also play a role in handling and preparing the computers for distribution. Each years dozens of dedicated volunteers around the province help with handling, sorting and preparing the equipment for re-use. The refurbishing takes place in workshops throughout the province in Halifax, Dartmouth, Sydney, Truro and Kentville.
To successfully operate an organization such as CFS-NS is takes valuable partners. CFS-NS is proud to have Nova Scotia School Boards Association, Nova Scotia Department of Education, Industry Canada, Aliant Pioneers Volunteers, Microsoft and CN as partners. Their contribution and dedication to the programs has enabled our success to grow each year.
Please see below for locations of workshops in Nova Scotia.
Please select a centre
- Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
- Main Office / Warehouse
- Cape Breton Victoria Regional School
- Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
- Halifax Regional School Board
For further information about CFS Nova Scotia, please contact:
Nova Scotia School Board Association
7037 Mumford Road, Unit 7
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 2J1
Web Site: http://trp.ednet.ns.ca/eligible.shtml
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