After a year-long effort, the Whistler Secondary School Website will be launched by Whistler graduates on July 5.
The Web design team is Jody Edgar, Neal Clark, Lisa Cooper, Nino Ugrenovic and Josh Adelberg. The five students, called CAP trainers, also helped to run the Internet Cafe.
Earlier this year the school’s free internet workshops, offered through the Internet Cafe and organized through the Whistler Community Access Program (CAP), received an honourable mention from Industry Canada for "a long-term sustainability idea exemplifying the perfect management model."
Whistler was mentioned due to the social workshops offered by the Internet Cafe such, the Coffee Club and Business Lunch with Us. The workshops direct topics of interest such as healthy living sites, travel and leisure and security issues for business use of the internet to local community and small business users.
Whistler Secondary has a modern computer lab with 22 computers for public use. The lab is available for word processing, internet and e-mail access. Each location has individual hours and fees associated with their services.
CAP operates under a two-year community grant from Industry Canada and has provided funding for a partnership group offering computer access at five locations in Whistler: Whistler Secondary School, the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, the Whistler Public Library, the RMOW, and Myrtle Philip Community School. Students contribute to CAP Centres by offering technical support, administrative support, community outreach training, internet skills development and Web page development.
Whistler Secondary will be offering Why Not Wednesdays drop-in summer internet workshops this summer starting Wednesday, July 7 and running to Aug. 11. They will also be offering adult and children’s computer camps in the daytime as well as extending evening courses through the summer. The day camps include: Never Ever, ABC Computer Literacy, MS Word, MS Excel and Kidsnet. The evening courses are in Windows and Web Page Design.
For further scheduling information consult the RMOW Leisure Guide.