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Technology & Digital Literacy

The Burton Community Learning Centre is happy to announce that new technology is coming to the Learning Centre. With the help of Columbia Basin Trust and RDCK, BCLC will be purchasing equipment and sponsoring programs to help promote digital literacy in our community.

Equipment purchases will include digitization stations, creativity stations, and robotics (see below for details).

Digitization/Creativity Stations

The BCLC will acquire two digitization & creativity stations. With these workstations residents will be able to:

  • Scan photos at high resolution.
  • Digitize videos including VHS and 8mm tapes.
  • Digitize audio from analog media.
  • Scan documents and convert them to editable files.
  • Make professional looking movies.
  • Touch up and edit photos.
  • Create photo products such as photo books, calendars, cards, etc.
  • Create professional looking documents and brochures.
  • More …

Workshops, training and one-on-one coaching will be provided so anyone can take advantage of these workstations.


Robotics equipment will be purchased for young and old alike to experiment and play with. Nakusp has an established robotics club at the elementary school, and Burton would like to build a similar club for everyone. Hone your design and construction skills while having fun. There are even robotics competitions to help spur your imagination.


Training will be provided to anyone who is interested in using this equipment. Workshops and seminars will be developed to help promote digital literacy:

  • Digital photography
  • Digitizing photos & videos
  • Using Word & Excel
  • Ask a geek – Bring your device and get help with problems from local experts.
  • Email basics
  • Social media
  • Web site construction
  • Editing and making movies
  • Creating photo products such as books, calendars, and cards.

We will also be looking into getting a subscription to, a library of online courses covering hundreds of topics.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous contributions to this project.

Columbia Basin Trust

Regional District of Central Kootenay