High school students in Buffalo this summer got the chance to make some money, while learning to repair classroom technology.
“Our kids are very familiar with technology at home, but could not, you know - bridging that gap between home and school,” said Brianna Pride.
She’s an instructional technology teacher with Buffalo Public Schools.
Students said they were surprised at how much the 6 week program was able to teach them about technology.
Galib Ovik is a rising junior at Bennett High School.
“When I came into the program, I didn’t expect what I would be doing, I didn’t know that I would be doing this much work, I didn’t know that I would be learning new stuff.”
In addition to learning laptop and tablet repair, students learned about coding, 3-D printing, and even were able to be trained by a Microsoft tech.
The program ended this month, and it only runs out of Future’s Academy during the school year.
Students work the tech squad on a volunteer basis.
Pride hopes to extend the program on a paid-basis to all middle and high school programs in the district eventually.