Avani Thakrar, computing tutor at the WEA 101 Branch, is delighted with the early success of one of her new students this year.
Avani says, ‘Paul Ford started his computer course with WEA last summer term 2012. He had no computer knowledge when he started the course. Paul has progressed so well, having completed 4 units in New Clait . His self confidence has increased. He works well with computers.
Avani adds, ‘Paul will progress on to do New Clait Level 2.’
(see Paul’s story below his picture)
Paul writes, ‘Being unemployed after caring for my elderly parents for many years I found it difficult to find and to apply for jobs, as everything is on line.
‘I have never used or owned a computer before now, so I hadn’t a clue what to do. So in April 2012 I enrolled on a course with WEA to do CLAiT ITQ level 1.
‘The course provided by WEA has been very good the tutors are fantastic and are always willing to help and give advice.
‘To date I have completed Word processing, Spread Sheets, Desk Top Publisher and Data Base level 1. This has enabled me to be able to compile my own CVs, Cover Letters, E-mails and to be able to complete application forms on line.
‘I am looking forward to progressing to level 2 and maybe employment within IT.’