October 24, 2015
Brenden JohnsonStaff Writer
Geek Squad is going back to school with a purpose in suburban Minneapolis.
The first-ever Geek Squad Technology Hub opened this week at Edina High School, and it will be staffed by an Agent for four hours each week who will triage devices, analyze tech problems and educate teachers and students about technology.
“Most of the youngsters in this building have grown up with technology, so they know how it works,” said Butch Cavello, a Geek Squad vice president. “What we want to do is enhance that experience to ensure they are getting the most out of their tech, and maybe they’ll teach us a thing or two. I’m hoping we can build relationships with the students to improve their education experience and even find future Geek Squad Agents.”
Edina Public Schools has purchased thousands of devices through Best Buy Education, and the Geek Squad partnership will help keep them functioning properly.
“Best Buy has been an amazing partner,” said Ric Dressen, superintendent of Edina Public Schools. “They’ve been creative. They’ve been innovative.”
Technology employees from six other school districts attended the Technology Hub’s grand opening to see it firsthand.
“We know that many schools have limited IT resources and budgets,” said Gregg Forsberg, vice president of Best Buy Education. “And our Geek Squad Agents are able to help them manage technology in the most cost-effective way possible by offering online, over the phone or on-site support.”
Check out BestBuy.com/education to learn more about how the Best Buy Education team can provide the devices students need and about opportunities to partner with Best Buy and Geek Squad to support IT departments.