Future Shop, a retailer and etailer of consumer electronics, today unveiled six new state-of-the-art technology classrooms across Canada through its Future Generation Tech Lab grant program. Schools in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec each used $50,000 to build new classrooms to engage students and enhance their learning experiences.
"Future shop is constantly seeking ways to inspire, motivate and empower students to do more, learn more and achieve more by providing access to digital tools in the classroom," said Todd Empey, Vice President of Store Operations, Future Shop. "The Future Shop Tech Lab grant program is one way we're working towards this goal. We're extremely pleased with how each school used their grant money to transform their classrooms into high-tech learning centres."
Launched in 2007, the Future Generation Tech Lab program is designed to give back to the communities Future Shop serves and reduce the digital and economic divide within Canadian high schools.
The following six high schools received $50,000 each through the Future Generation Tech Lab program:
- Burnaby North Secondary School (Burnaby)
- NorKam Secondary School (Kamloops)
- St. Joseph's Catholic High School (Windsor)
- Highland Secondary School (Dundas)
- L'école secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers (Ottawa)
- L'école secondaire Cavelier-De LaSalle (Montreal)
"We witnessed nearly 100 high schools apply for a Future Generation Tech Lab grant - that's double the amount of applicants from last year," said Empey. "Clearly, there's a need for our program, and we're excited to extend this program for the 2012 school year with $500,000 in grants for grades nine-12 classes." Applications for the 2012 Future Generation Tech Lab grant program will be accepted from September 20 - November 17, 2011.