This month we interview, Emma who has completed her European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Extra, full level 2 IT Certification. Emma commenced her ECDL course with ITEC on 9th November 2015 and achieved her full certificate on 26th February 2016.
ITEC: Emma, what were your thoughts and plans for your career when you first left school?
Emma: I originally wanted to be a teacher
ITEC: What did you do after leaving school?
Emma: I went into human resources following a successful secondment opportunity
ITEC: What did you get out of your course?
Emma: Most importantly, the confidence and knowledge to use PowerPoint, Excel and Word effectively. I have also enjoyed my learning and being at ITEC. I was very well supported and guided at ITEC. People have gone “above and beyond” to support my learning.
ITEC: Congratulations on getting a job, Emma. Has your course helped you with the skills needed for work?
Emma: Yes, without a doubt. I will use all three packages regularly in my new role. I will need to produce data regularly for the company.
ITEC: What skills do you feel you have gained from your course?
Emma: The confidence to explore anything I don’t know using the “help” menus and user guides. Also the confidence to try new things. Across all three Microsoft applications my skill level has vastly improved so I can make a greater contribution at work.
ITEC: What future learning and development goals do you have?
Emma: I would like to move onto ECDL Advanced.
ITEC: How do you feel the course has helped towards your future career plans?
Emma: Immensely. I feel far more equipped and confident – thank you for everything.