Students given £3,000 for computer repair centre
Enterprising North Nottinghamshire College students have launched an on-campus computer repair centre.
The level three ICT students secured £3,000 worth of funding from the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs to set up and run the centre.
Student Damian Korcz said: “Working in the IT repair centre has given me the confidence to potentially set up my own business in the future.”
Most customers so far have been staff and fellow students, but there are plans to roll out the service to the general public.
ICT lecturer Nyla Ahmed said: “The repair centre provides students with fantastic work experience opportunities so that they can put the theory of what they are learning in the classroom to practical use.
“This will increase their employability skills after college and is providing a much needed service to the local community.”
Picture caption from left: Students Matthew Wyld, James Grande and Damian Korcz, all aged 17, work on a computer in their repair centre