Districts can deploy tech-savvy students to support IT staff

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Allowing Gen Z students who have grown up on technology to put their skills to use and gain practical knowledge not only gives them a boost of confidence, but it further develops employable skills.

Students who earn tech repair certifications strengthen their resumes and can also help lighten districts’ IT department loads. Tech-savvy students can serve as IT support to assist with easier fixes like lost passwords, software installation and site navigation. During downtime, these students can work on other tech interests like programming, video production and game design, and some districts also hold hackathons that challenge students to think like hackers and seek weaknesses in district systems.

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