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    OSEntreprendre Challenge

    The students noticed that increasing numbers of seniors own a computer or tablet. Although some were familiar with this technology, a number of them needed a hand in mastering it!

    Many of these seniors knew no-one who could explain to them how to use these electronic devices. The main goal of the Ordimoteur project was to provide basic tech support to this clientele. The students wanted the seniors to learn enough to be become autonomous computer users. 

    Level of education

    Secondary School - Special Education

    Students involved

    4 Students

    Nature of the project


    Results observed

    Each student learnt a lot through their close contact with seniors: patience, the need to speak clearly and concisely, and the ability to explain concepts in different ways. The students were proud to have brought this project to term and acquired new skills that would serve them well in their future careers.

    Involvement and support

    A school board trustee and municipal politician helped promote the project. The local newspaper and television station interviewed those involved. Mr. Yves-Luc, a teacher at the school, gave the students computer training prior to the start of the project. Over the course of the project, the students established ties with local organizations: a women's group (Club social des femmes de Gaspé), a literacy organization (Le pouvoir des mots) and a seniors' social club.

    Major steps

    • Tasks assigned by skill and interest
    • Telephone number, Facebook page, flyers and business cards acquired
    • Computer training given
    • Enterprise launched

    Project materials needed

    • Computers
    • Telephone
    • Transportation

    Connection with the Québec Education Program

    Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit is excellent for integrating skills from the Preschool and elementary education program and the Secondary education program.

    Broad Areas of Learning

    Subject Areas

    Intellectual competencies

    Methodological competencies

    Communication-Related competency

    Personal and social competency

    Positive influences on student retention

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