Westoba Credit Union donates 24 laptops to ACC’s NAT program

Photo (L-R): Tim Bismark (student) Diego Contreras (student) Nathan Ellis (student) Brett Stewart (Westoba) Dean Johnson (Instructor, NAT)

A recent computer upgrade by Westoba’s IT department offered a valuable resource donation for Assiniboine Community College’s (ACC) Network Administration Technology Program (NAT). 

The donation was facilitated by Westoba’s IT Analyst and ACC NAT Program Alumnus, Brett Stewart, who connected with NAT Program Instructor, Dean Johnson.  

“The old devices no longer meet Westoba compliance requirements but are still usable devices for learning and non-business work,” said Stewart.  

The NAT is a 2-year program that prepares learners to build and support modern networks. IT Service & Support Supervisor, Josh Hefferan sees this as an opportunity for Westoba to give back to the program for the value it has given Westoba’s IT department.  

“Westoba IT is very excited to see these devices go to the NAT program. Over half of our department is made up of former graduates and we’re incredibly grateful for the opportunities the program has given us.” Said Hefferan.  

Dean Johnson was grateful for the donation that he says will benefit the program for years to come. “These skills are used in all areas of society from school divisions, government, businesses of all sizes, computer shops and banks like Westoba!” said Johnson. “This hardware will allow students to dive deeper into laptop repair, wireless projects and provide students with working equipment to expand their knowledge base without high costs of equipment that has limited life spans.”  

Source: Westoba News Release