Laptop readiness pays off


Getting her laptop ready for the start of school paid off for Melissa Takatsch. She attended Sheridan IT’s Laptop Readiness session on the first day of classes to get her laptop connected to Sheridan WiFi and printers. Now, a month later, she is walking away the proud owner of a new iPad Mini.

“I didn’t even know I was entered, I just went in to get my laptop connected to the [Sheridan] network,” said Takatsch. “I’m not good with technology, but the session was really educational and helpful, I got everything I needed in 20 minutes.”

The Laptop Readiness sessions, which run the last two weeks of August and the first day of classes in September aim to help students with their technological needs. Students book an appointment day and are able to walk in anytime during the four hours that each session runs and get help with connecting to the Sheridan WiFi network, printers, and download Sheridan specific software. By booking an appointment a students name is automatically entered into the contest to win the iPad Mini.

“It’s a great way for students to get the help they need quickly,” IT manager Gregory McCracken said “Students don’t have to stand in line, they’re able to come right in and sit down with a technician who can help multiple students at once.”