CQU IT helps Emerald high schoolers learn how to build a PC

14 December 2021

Advancing computer skills was the aim of a Build a PC workshop held at CQUniversity Emerald Campus recently.

Ten students from Emerald State High School participated in the workshop that saw them rebuild a PC' which they were able to keep at the workshop's conclusion.

CQUniversity Technical and Information Services Coordinator Ben Robertson said the PCs that had been scheduled for disposal had been donated by CQUniversity.

"The end goal of these workshops is to see the PCs in the hands of students'" Mr Robertson said.

"The PCs were dismantled and left on a desk so we could point out the components to the workshop participants.

"The students were taught how to rebuild them and install an operating system. They then took them home at the end of the day."

Mr Robertson said a second Build a PC workshop has been planned for February' 2022.

CQUniversity Associate Vice President Rockhampton and Central Highlands Regions Kim Harrington said the workshop was a wonderful initiative.

"It gives students the chance to not only learn valuable skills' but also to obtain their own PC for use in their studies.

"My congratulations goes out to the students who participated' and the organisers of the workshop. Thanks also to all who were involved in ensuring this event was such a success' in particular to those staff who volunteered their time."