Area Technology Specialists Needed Print E-mail
Written by Barbara Anne Gardner   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Have you spent years of your life immersed in technology? Have you ever considered using those skills to build the kingdom? Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of people throughout the world? Are you ready to join 83,000 missionaries who are called to ‘hasten the work’?

The blessings of technology need to be shared throughout the Church and around the world, and a technology mission is a great way to do it. We need people who are capable of implementing technology solutions and who can support and train the people who live in those areas. Some areas with current openings include Brazil, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Japan, and Korea.  They need you if:

  • You are ready to serve as a full time senior missionary
  • You are experienced with computers, printers, copiers, scanners, wired and wireless networks, the Internet, and audiovisual equipment
  • You love working with and teaching others
  • You can speak one of the languages needed
  • Solving problems is one of your favorite things

These senior missionary assignments are called area technology specialists (ATS) and they provide training and support to stake technology specialists (STS) throughout each mission. Follow the link http://tech.lds.org/mission to learn more.

And even if you aren’t ready to serve a mission, maybe you know someone with the right skills who is looking for an exciting missionary experience. We encourage you to let them know about this great opportunity to serve!

 

Comments  

 
# Franklin Reid 2014-03-02 15:20
I don't know if it's helpful but I have written three training guides, in English, for giving classes in the use of Windows computers. They are:
1. Beginning Computers Training Guide with Windows XP.
2. Advanced Windows XP Training Guide.
3. Advanced Windows 7 Training Guide.
They are currently for sale on Amazon.com but I have made them available for free to many people. I have sent one or more of them to more than 100 people, mostly directors of FamilySearch Centers around the English speaking world; New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, England, and North America.
I would be glad to make them available if your are interested.
Franklin Reid
 
 
# Gerald Edwards 2014-03-06 20:40
I would like to have copies.
Are they in PDF? Are you working on one for Windows 8 or is 7 close enough for the 8 environment?
Thanks
Gerald Edwards
Griffin, GA
Gerald@edwards-usa.net
 
 
# Mark Hamilton Dewey 2014-03-02 20:48
Good to know. How does one become a stake technology specialist? Is it a regular calling or more like a mission?

I'm willing to teach people how to use Linux, program in Python and all sorts of other stuff. I specialize in ideas, creative works, text parsing and doing things without Windows or a Mac (although I'm familiar with them), among other things.

I do not, however, speak fluently in the languages of the countries listed, and I don't have a lot of money to pay for a mission abroad. So, that's why I ask about the stake specialists.

Comment and let me know if you are interested (individuals or the Church).
 
 
# Christopher Joseph Clark Padilla 2014-03-05 00:01
mark, the calling you're asking about is as take calling. You could see if your Stake already has one. If they don't you could talk to your Stake President.


Quoting Mark Hamilton Dewey:
Good to know. How does one become a stake technology specialist? Is it a regular calling or more like a mission?

I'm willing to teach people how to use Linux, program in Python and all sorts of other stuff. I specialize in ideas, creative works, text parsing and doing things without Windows or a Mac (although I'm familiar with them), among other things.

I do not, however, speak fluently in the languages of the countries listed, and I don't have a lot of money to pay for a mission abroad. So, that's why I ask about the stake specialists.

Comment and let me know if you are interested (individuals or the Church).
 
 
# Julio Manuel Gomez 2014-03-03 10:54
A mi interesaria que el Soporte Tecnologico de la Iglesia sea mas eficiente, estoy con el telefono en la oreja hace mas de 45 minutos para que me ayuden y no responden. Como es el tema? El Secretario de Estaca es el Responsable de Tecnologia de la Estaca? Por que la gente del Global Center no tiene idea sobre este asunto ni de los sitemas de la Iglesia. Estare llamando al numero equivocado.
 
 
# Tim 金龙Λ̊™ Riker 2014-03-03 17:20
Julio: It is recommended that there should be at least one Stake Technology Specialist called in a Stake. This STS works under the direction of the Stake President. More information online here:

http://mhtech.lds.org/ (redirects)

The Area Technology Specialist provides training and support to each of the STSs in that area.
 

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