Best Buy Launches Geek Squad Academy in Canada

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Youth program designed to inspire and educate through the use of technology is accepting applications for 2015 season until May 15

Best Buy is proud to announce the official launch of Geek Squad Academy in Canada. Introduced as part of Best Buy Canada’s community investment pillar, the success of Geek Squad Academy is in its partnerships with local non-profit organizations and schools to teach youth aged 10-14 years about the latest technology in a fun, interactive environment.

Now accepting submissions for its inaugural 2015 season, Geek Squad Academy is encouraging schools and non-profits alike to apply online at www.bestbuy.ca/geeksquadacademy. Please note that applications for the 2015 season of Geek Squad Academy will be accepted until May 15, 2015.

“We’re thrilled to bring Geek Squad Academy to Canada as part of our community investment expansion into STEM,” says Karen Arsenault, Community Relations Manager, Best Buy Canada. “Technology is an area of expertise that’s coveted among Canadian employers, with about 70 per cent of Canada’s top jobs requiring tech-based skills. This number will undoubtedly grow and we are proud to help set up students for success by offering them the opportunity to explore careers in technology starting from a young age.”

Geek Squad Academy features classes that are conducted by local Geek Squad Agents from Best Buy stores, and lessons span a range of topics including Digital Citizenship, Robotics, 3D Printing, and Film Production. To learn more about Geek Squad Academy and watch a program in action, check out the Best Buy Canada YouTube page

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