Cadets and adult volunteers attending weekend and summer camps in Yorkshire now have access to the very best computerised learning facilities, thanks to a £20,000 investment by the RFCA.
Before, the only computers available to cadets at Yorkshire (North and West) ACF’s Strensall headquarters were so old and out of date that they were virtually unusable.
But now, following the installation of 15 new computers, the very latest software, a new server and state of the art printer and scanner, the cadets can access the online courses offered by the ACF as well as take part in interactive, computerised learning activities led by adult volunteers.
Best possible cadet experience
“Our job is to help ensure the young people in the region have access to the best possible Cadet Experience,” said RFCA professional support staff member Graeme Elstob (pictured).
“And without doubt, the new facilities have made a huge difference to those who come here for their weekend and summer camps. The feedback we’ve had from both cadets and adult volunteers has been fantastic.”
The RFCA has two 14-strong, professional support teams that give logistic and administration support to Yorkshire (North and West) ACF and Humberside and South Yorkshire ACF.
Two computer suites
At Yorkshire (North and West), the team installed two computer suites as part of their IT upgrade – one for cadets and the other for the adult volunteers who lead them.
“The new facility means the adult volunteers can now access the databases and payment systems they need while they are on camp which makes things run far more smoothly for them than they did before, “ said Graeme.
“We welcome more than 1,200 cadets and more than 200 adult volunteers regularly every year so a huge number of people will experience for themselves the benefits from this latest upgrade we’ve put in place.”