Manitoba First Nations SchoolNet Highlights

April 22, 2024

Sharing the successes of our achievements working with Manitoba First Nations Schools and Youth

Through innovative initiatives, Manitoba First Nations Schools and youth have embraced technology as a tool for academic excellence and cultural preservation.

Through dynamic partnerships with schools and their students, we are empowering our people to thrive in the digital age. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies and tailored programs, Manitoba First Nations SchoolNet has cultivated a landscape where curiosity flourishes and potential knows no bounds. Manitoba First Nations SchoolNet paves the way for a brighter future, where every school and student has the opportunity to realize their full potential.

Highlights (Programs)

  • Digital Lab deployments to Indian Band Schools.
  • Subscription software renewals and hardware purchases for network monitoring
  • SMART Board deployments
  • Professional training development for teachers and staff
  • Internet bandwidth upgrades
  • Data cabling projects
  • Help Desk Services throughout the school year
  • Connectivity services for 58 locations
  • Hardware purchases to help enhance connectivity and networking (FortiAP's, Switches, Cat5E Cables, etc)

Highlights (Youth)

  • For the 23/24 cohort, we will hire 27 youth interns and 1 Regional Coordinrator.
  • The training conference will be in Winnipeg on November 26- December 1, 2023, at the Victoria Inn Convention Centre and Hotel.
  • Participate in an introduction to computer refurbishment course through Computers 4 Schools Manitoba
  • Get to connect and interact with Industry leaders, tech company and post secondary schools that will be speaking at the event
  • The interns that will participate in the conference and complete the IC3 certification program through Nation Innovation.
  • The program serves as an introduction to basic IT knowledge and skill that helps develop a broader understanding of IT. There is a large demand for IT skills in Indian Bands located on Indian Reserves, which can and will lead to employment opportunities.


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