The Miami Laker

Posted on Mon, Sep. 07, 2012
LARC Tech offers M. Lakes free computer repairs
By James Lezcano, The Miami Laker

Alberto Ruiz, Jr. recently announced that his new school LARC (Learning About Repairing Computers) technical Institute, located at 15321 N.W. 60 Avenue, will offer free computer repair to all Miami Lakes residents.

Ruiz decided to open his school with partner Danny Alvarez after encountering new technicians that were graduating from schools without any work history in their field, condemning them to under paid jobs that are not even within the scope of their chosen career.

"We teach them the 'real' stuff here," Ruiz told The Miami Laker. "Our program is designed to bridge the gap between book education and actual experience in this work."

Ruiz attended Florida International University where he earned his bachelor's in Information Technology and a bachelor of arts in Liberal Studies. He has over 12 years in experience serving as an I.T. specialist and says his school provides something that other technical schools do not, real world knowledge.

LARC offers a computer repair internship program that will have students working independently on computer hardware and software issues under the guidance of professionally trained A+ certified computer repair technicians.

Training also includes a high level of face-to-face client interaction in which students will develop professional listening and communication skills that will become valuable assets to potential employers.

LARC is able to offer professional computer repair services to the local community at no cost, not including necessary parts, because it is funded by the tuition of the students receiving an with verifiable work experience and a professional portfolio.

Graduates of LARC receive certification and can immediately work as PC Technicians, Field Service Technicians, or IT Administrators. Residents will save money getting their computer fixed.

Ruiz's approach to providing services for the community while educating his students is the fundamental basis for his school. One of his assigned projects for students us to build an entire computer from scratch, one of which will be used as a prize for the winner of a scavenger hunt held by Miami Lakes Girl Scout Troop 263.

"I am hoping to reach out to the Boy Scouts troops and local police stations as well," he said.

For more information call 786-558-3188 or visit