ICT - Kerry Wellington
A short course taster, apart from being enjoyable, can lead you down a surprising path sometimes.
And it was a short course at Chisholm that sparked an interest that led to a career for business IT teacher, Kerry Wellington.
Inspired, Kerry went on to complete her Diploma of Business at Chisholm and her Diploma of Teaching at the University of Melbourne before doing further studies in website design and multimedia.
She has since completed a Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management and is also an accredited Adobe Microsoft Office Specialist and Adobe Certificate Associate.
Now Senior Educator for Chisholm Business Information Technology, Kerry loves the challenges working in an IT department bring - from cloud computing, networking, games creation and website development, to visiting companies to train and change the way they do business online.
“It’s all in a day’s work.”
“Creating an online presence with your website is one of the most important marketing presences you can have if you are a business or organisation. And with a bit of training you can create, maintain and update your own site, then understand and do your own internet marketing”.
Information Technology courses can be life-changing Kerry believes – providing the necessary training to gain skills and change jobs at all stages of life.
Kerry is enthusiastic that Chisholm Business IT is now an Authorised Testing Centre for worldwide certification programs - Microsoft Office Specialist, Adobe Certified Associate, Microsoft Technology Associate and IC3 (digital literacy).
“No longer do you have to travel to the city to get certified!” she says. “This will make business IT careers more accessible for everyone, and I’m looking forward to having our students enter and compete in the Microsoft worldwide competition overseas later in the year.
“Our courses give you skills you can use immediately. And the kits and delivery we provide ensure you pass successfully.
“The computer industry offers many different career paths. Technology is integrated into our work and lifestyles and is ever changing. It’s this change that’s kept IT challenging as a career to me.”