Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Awards and bursaries for High School Students.
Many companies 'give back' in many ways and if you do then good on you. If you are looking for a way to 'give back' think about this.
If you have made a connection with your local high school Computer teachers and are thinking about ways to help out then here's an idea. You can help encourage students to go on in Computer Studies, Computer Technology or Robotics by offering the school an award or bursary for one of their top ranking students in this area. Right now we offer one school generated award, a plaque, for the top ranking student in Computer Studies. These students often tough it out for 3 or more courses in a room many other students dismiss as a place for geeks. Of course these other students don't realize that the so called geeks will be driving sports cars and setting trends that they will then follow. I think it would be cool if Computer Studies and Technology students got a little recognition and encouragement from the community. A small amount of money every year puts your companies name out into the community.
What do I want to see on the wall when I walk into a company office? A Coop appreciation certificate showing that the company takes on High School Coop students and a picture of a CEO shaking some young persons hand while looking at a certificate and cheque. That's a company that gives back to their community.