Richmond residents can get computers fixed for free on Saturday

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De Anza High School Tech Academy

The young tech minds at De Anza High are ushering in 2015 by offering free computer repair services this Saturday.

The De Anza High School Tech Academy is holding a Free Fix Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria of the high school at 5000 Valley View Road, teacher Ben Gill said.

The nonprofit academy offers Free Fix Day events in an effort to bridge the digital divide afflicting low-income residents who lack access to technology. The academy also provides students skills that can lead to jobs that are in high demand.

On Free Fix Days, Tech Academy students diagnose and repair machines with minor issues such as virus removal, operating system installation, laptop repair and other general issues.

Aside from solving computer problems, students at the academy are discovering what their new skills could mean for their futures. A day before Free Fix Day, students are scheduled to visit EA Games’ Redwood City headquarters to learn more about careers in game design, Gill said.

In June, students toured Zynga in San Francisco and learned about new technology jobs.

For more information about the program or Free Fix Day event, contact Gill at bgill@wccusd.net or 510-231-1440 x27046.

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