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Ten Tenterfield locals now proudly boast vastly improved computer skills after graduating from a TAFE NSW Certificate I in Information Digital Media and Technology course.
TAFE NSW Business Services Head Teacher, Kelly Cook, congratulated the students, who worked hard throughout the nine-month course to learn vital skills that will help them to keep up with today’s fast-paced, technology-focused world.
Ms Cook said, “A lot of these elderly Tenterfield students had not even turned on a computer before undertaking this course.
“Now, thanks to the state-of-the-art learning opportunities available at the Connected Learning Centre (CLC) in Tenterfield, they all have a new-found confidence to undertake important day-to-day tasks that will make their lives much easier.
“The graduates can now operate a computer and laptop, process word documents, create and use email, upload documents, use social media and access their banking online, and use equipment such as scanners and printers.”
Ms Cook said the graduates had provided positive feedback about the course, with some going on to enrol in a Certificate II Information Digital Media and Technology course to start next month.
Mervin Jackson said, “I have new skills and find myself going home to practice them and am so much more willing to try new things on the computer.”
Sheryl Smith added, “I really loved spreadsheets. I can use them at home and in my role as treasurer for the historical society. The people involved in the course were great.”
Ms Cook said this course was a great example that it doesn’t matter what your age, knowledge or experience is, it’s never too late to come to TAFE NSW and learn.
“With enrolments now open for hundreds of courses at TAFE NSW for semester two, 2019, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your skills or get new skills for your dream career.”
For information visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.