Halifax, May 27, 2019 – Computers for Success Canada (CFSC-OPEC) is proud to be a multi-year Gold Level Supplier to the 25th edition of the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) where Canada’s best skilled trade and technology students and apprentices will showcase their skills.
“CFSC, the CFS program and SkillsCompétences Canada (SCC) are aligned in their support of Canadian economic and social development. The CFS program’s intended impacts include opportunities for youth to develop the digital skills they need to contribute to Canadian economic development,” said CFSC-OPEC Executive Director, Toby Harper-Merrett.
“By providing technology, support and training, we will contribute not only to the Skills Canada National Competition but to CFS program objectives across Canada.”
Since 1993, the Government of Canada CFS program has refurbished and distributed over 1.6 million computers to schools, libraries, not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous communities and eligible low-income families. It has also given valuable work experience e to over 6000 youth through CFS Internships.
“CFS Nova Scotia is pleased to support the national competition by supplying computers on the competition floor, said Stacy Barnes of the CFS program in Nova Scotia. This demonstrates the reliability of the program to provide high quality refurbished computers not only to the competition but to organizations and individuals across Canada.”
For several years, CFS licensees have also supplied refurbished computers to SCC’s national competition.
“With the support from Computers for Success Canada, Skills Canada is able to help youth to develop the digital skills they need to position themselves in the job market as strong contributors in many diverse industry sectors.” said Shaun Thorson, Chief Executive Officer, Skills/Compétences Canada.
About the CFS program
Computers for Schools is a national program that refurbishes devices donated from government, private business and individuals for use by schools, libraries, not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous communities and eligible low-income individuals.
Computers for Success – Canada Inc. | Ordinateurs pour l’excellence – Canada Inc. (CFSC-OPEC) is a not-for-profit organization, established in 2005, supporting the impacts of Government of Canada’s digital inclusion and economic development programs. CFSC-OPEC’s services stand in four pillars – marketing and communications, partnership development, strategic planning, and project management.
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