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Iccns Summer Youth Intern Program Angenda


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Orientation Power Point created by Angela Wiswell, Youth Intern Coordinator for 2009.

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Iccns Summer Youth Intern Program Angenda

  1. 1. ICCNS Summer Youth Intern Program 2009
  2. 2. What is C@P? <ul><li>C@P stands for Community Access Program </li></ul><ul><li>and is a Government of Canada initiative, administered by Industry Canada. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The goal is to provide Canadians with affordable access to the Internet and the skills they need to use it effectively. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Under CAP, public locations like schools, libraries and community centers act as &quot;on-ramps&quot; to the Information Highway. </li></ul>
  4. 4. C@P plays a crucial role in bridging the digital divide Encouraging on-line learning and literacy Promoting Canadian e-commerce <ul><ul><li>Fostering development of community based infrastructure </li></ul></ul>Providing access to government services
  5. 5. <ul><li>is coordinated by Industry Canada's Community Access Program </li></ul><ul><li>and is funded through the Office of Economic Development. </li></ul>The Youth Initiative Program (YI)
  6. 6. <ul><li>Is to provide youth with work experience. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s objectives are: </li></ul><ul><li>To support sustainability and long term viability of C@P Sites </li></ul><ul><li>To increase the use of information and communications technology </li></ul><ul><li>To allow young people to gain valuable skills </li></ul>The Purpose of C@P YI
  7. 7. About ICCNS <ul><li>ICCNS is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 2002, as the umbrella organization for all C@P Sites in our County. </li></ul><ul><li>There are thirteen C@P Sites and two Eastern Counties Regional Libraries within Inverness County. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>You are now a C@P Youth Intern </li></ul><ul><li>… .But, what exactly does that mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Essentially, you are a Computer Technology Trainer, and most of your time will be spent assisting and training individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>However, you have many other responsibilities in your role as a C@P Youth Intern </li></ul>Congratulations!
  9. 9. Promoting and Creating Awareness of the CAP Site <ul><li>Inform community members about the CAP site </li></ul><ul><li>Develop publicity and promotional materials </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing information fairs and other promotional events </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage local media to do stories on the C@P site </li></ul>
  10. 10. Training <ul><li>Train the general public on basic computer and Internet use </li></ul><ul><li>Train specific target groups on the use of the Internet (e.g. Cybercamps) </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver workshops geared at specific topics of interest </li></ul>
  11. 11. Technical Support <ul><li>Set up and/or maintain hardware and software </li></ul><ul><li>Provide network troubleshooting </li></ul>
  12. 12. Research and Administration <ul><li>Performing customized Internet searches for specific target groups </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting data about the community or C@P site clients (i.e. exit polls) </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining records for the C@P site </li></ul><ul><li>Helping manage the overall operation of the CAP site </li></ul>
  13. 13. Skills & Experience You Can Gain <ul><li>Technology ~ computer hardware & software </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching & Training </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul><ul><li>Organization and task prioritization </li></ul><ul><li>Oral and written communication </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving and decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal relationships and teamwork </li></ul>
  14. 14. Other Benefits <ul><li>The opportunity to demonstrate your skills and abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Work experience to add to your resume </li></ul><ul><li>A chance to explore your interests and try out new roles & career exploration </li></ul><ul><li>An increased sense of belonging within your community </li></ul>
  15. 15. The theme for this year’s summer youth program is “C@P in a Broadband Age” <ul><li>Broadband Internet access, is high data rate Internet access -Broadband technologies supply more than double the dial up access rate (56kbs) and generally without disrupting telephone use. </li></ul><ul><li>NS CAP has asked that you come up with some ideas to apply this theme to your site. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Heart and Stroke Walkabout C@P Competition June 22 until August 28
  17. 17. C@P joins up with the Heart and Stroke Foundation <ul><li>C@P Sites will be supplied with a kit from the Heart and Stoke Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>We will have pedometers available for lending and for purchase ($10). </li></ul><ul><li>Prizes will be awarded to the individual, C@P Site group and region with the most steps. </li></ul><ul><li>The intern with the most steps wins $500 </li></ul>
  18. 18. C@P Day July 15th
  19. 19. CAP Day <ul><li>Open house to be held July 15 th </li></ul><ul><li>For CAP Day you will need to demonstrate the services your site has available. </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate our Broadband theme, by showing demonstrations of how Broadband can be used, and the benefits of it. </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to advertise for this event! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Podcasting A podcast is a series of audio or video files on the Web that can be cataloged and downloaded.
  21. 21. <ul><li>What is a podcast? Video </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a podcast Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make your recording with Audacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit your audio file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Export as an MP3 File </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload to a hosting site, get your podcast URL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit your podcast URL to directories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload any new episodes to your hosting site </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Wordpress
  23. 23. C@P Site Webpage <ul><li>Every C@P site within Inverness County has it’s own area on ICCNS’ Website. </li></ul><ul><li>As a Youth Intern, you will be responsible to create pages and update the site as requested. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Wordpress We will be using wordpress to make updates. You will receive a username and password to create entries. Your entries could include community events, training being offered, pictures, and videos, etc.
  25. 25. Odds and Ends…
  26. 26. Submitting Reports <ul><li>There are a number of reports that you are responsible for submitting, they will be posted on the calendar found on the Summer Youth Intern site, and I will also be sending reminders. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important that you complete your reports and submit them on time . </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  27. 27. Online Meetings Each Monday morning at 10:00 am we will be having elluminate meetings. Everyone is expected to attend these meetings!
  28. 28. Supervisors <ul><li>Your key supervisor is your C@P site supervisor . </li></ul><ul><li>Your secondary supervisor is the regional coordinator, Darlene Cameron. </li></ul><ul><li>Day to day communications, all reports and projects, and any questions that you have can be directed to me. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact information can be found in your binders. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Remember.. <ul><li>To check out the ICCNS Home Page </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the SYI Site for resource info and reports </li></ul><ul><li>Check you email throughout the day!! </li></ul><ul><li>Log into Skype </li></ul><ul><li>You can always contact me with questions or for help </li></ul>
  30. 30. Pictures and Videos… When holding events, workshops, training etc. Take lots of pictures and videos! Ask the participant if they mind signing the participant release form. Send the pictures and forms to me!
  31. 31. Thanks!! <ul><li>We hope that your summer position with C@P is an enjoyable and valuable learning experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Smile, it’s picture time </li></ul>