The QYS Computer and Laptop Program commenced in April 2016.  Due to the generosity of two local private schools over 200 laptops and computers have been donated towards this program.

Queensland Youth Services have been given the opportunity to assist the youth in Townsville who are in need of a computer for education or training purposes.

Young Parents in Education

Eligibility

If you are between the ages of 12 and 25 years, are in education (school, university or TAFE) or a training course and do not have the financial capacity to purchase a computer to support your training, please see below for contact details.

 


About the Program

All participants of the program will attend a short course (1.5 hours) which includes—

  • General PC cleaning
  • Care and maintenance (both external and software)
  • Password and email security
  • Phishing and Scam—Email and Social media posts
  • Safe Software installation
  • Basic error resolution

At the end of the course all participants should be supplied with a fully operational computer or laptop.

Please note: All computers or laptops will be supplied at random and choices of brand or type will not be allowed.  All programs loaded onto the computers will be valid copies supplied with the computers and may not be the most current of programs

Please complete the application attached and forward to the below email address – Program application

Please contact Gaye Bickle (Resource Officer) for availability

Phone: 4771 3648 or email: email hidden; JavaScript is required 

Feedback:

I just wanted to pass on a great big thank you to your team from my clients (9) that attended  the session on 19.09.17. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and was extremely pleased that they were given a laptop…. Sally McGovern, Senior Practitioner – Humanitarian Settlement Services, Townsville Multicultural Services Group

It has been a wonderful program that has benefited many of our younger members of our community. Thank you for all your assistance.’
—Glen Page, NQ Community Services