Breaking a tablet isn’t something you ever want to happen. Unless of course, you get to break them on purpose! That was exactly the point of a recent “How to Fix Tablets” class taught to the Boys & Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley on July 1st. Each month, a few enthusiastic, dedicated Telmate employees volunteer their time and teach a small group of B&G kids as part of the “Telmate Cares” community outreach program.
“All the tablets were broken in the same way so everyone was able to follow the step-by-step directions on how to fix them,” explained Telmate’s Call Center Manager, Tim Haus. “We have some very smart kids, and at times they were helping each other which is always nice to see.” Haus led the hour-long class that was taught by Jon Robertson and Spencer Roundtree (both work on the Telmate installation team). The duo worked with the high-tech fledglings on the fundamentals of technology repair — as a way to promote technological prowess and confidence they can carry with them into the future. Read more
As a tribute to heroes this upcoming Memorial Day, Telmate Manager and Boise, Idaho native Tim Haus gave The Boys & Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley a glimpse of what true heroes are with his Hero Awareness class on May 20, 2015.
“Working for an industry that serves law enforcement, Telmate is no stranger to everyday heroes who put their lives on the line for the sake of public service,” said Haus. “My goal was to show these kids the true meaning of service and sacrifice and hopefully inspire them to choose a righteous path for themselves when they grow up.”
During his one-hour presentation, Haus got the kids to think about who their heroes are and why those individuals represent heroes to them. By showing the kids images of both male and female superheroes, and having them share various interpretations of hero (or heroine) qualities, Haus was able to get the kids to examine their own hero definitions, state who their heroes are, and why. Read more
ONTARIO, OR – May 15, 2015 – Telmate Network Integrator, Sam Valdez was more than happy to take an afternoon to bring his anti-bullying message to the students of the Boys & Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley. Sam is part of a growing number of Telmate employees that eagerly volunteer their time each month to teach or train a dedicated group of B&G participants as part of the “Telmate Cares” community outreach program.
But it wasn’t talking about the details of network troubleshooting out in the field, and in the cloud that Sam was excited about. Rather, it was the opportunity to teach the kids a class in anti-bullying, a subject that’s very real for him.
“I have personal experience with being bullied in school when I was younger,” said Valdez, “and I thought it would be an easy way to connect with these kids.” During the class, he introduced himself with a live, “Draw My Life” session, Read more