Park Tech gives members hands-on computer repairing experience

Club strives to create enjoyable atmosphere

Yonit Krebs


Lukas Levin
Park Tech students meet with their adviser Jacob Utities to discuss how to make the club more welcoming to others. Park Tech meets from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and until 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the B1 hallway.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, sophomore Aaron Kasic walks down to the B1 hallway to meet with the rest of the Park Tech club and fix computers in various states of disrepair.

Kasic said he enjoys being a part of Park Tech because the club gives him the opportunity to fix computers. However, Kasic said the computer repairs he partakes in are not particularly challenging.

“(We have to repair) broken screens, anti-virus scans, rebooting hard drives,” Kasic said. “It’s not really difficult. It’s mostly just searching the web on who to do it and then doing whatever it says.”

Park Tech adviser Jacob Utities said the club strives to be a place where its members can have a fun time learning about computers and playing video games. He said Park Tech avoids titles such as “captain” for its members, although there are project lead positions.

“We fix computers for the community. Our goal is to have a place where everyone is accepted and can come hang out,” Uities said. “We don’t do the sports team thing with captains and stuff like that.”

Utities said the club uses its profits from computer repairs to purchase tools or to fund a party at the end of each semester for the members.

“We make a little money while we fix computers down there. We take that money and either invest it into the club or we have semester party every semester where we get a bunch of pizza and soda and other stuff like that,” Utities said.

According Utities, the club meets from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and until 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. For computer repairs contact Utities or one of Park Tech’s members. Repairs cost $20.