Computer Power graduates get employed!
Shane began his studies at Computer Power as he was looking to further expand his ICT skills and knowledge.
Prior to working in a supermarket for over a decade Shane assisted the family business in Computer retailing and worked as a Network Administrator at a school. While Shane enjoyed his work in retail he missed the challenges and rewards of working in IT.
A Google search lead Shane to Computer Power. Computer Power stood out to Shane as the Diploma included Vendor certifications, self-paced learning, industry relevance and support from Instructors with industry experience.
A large sporting organisation contacted Computer Power’s Job Placement Service to assist with their recruitment. Shane was put forward as a candidate as he was eager to immerse himself in a challenging ICT role. It didn’t take long for the position to be his.
Shane is now providing IT support across Australia and New Zealand. He works on internal software projects, CRM and finance systems, infrastructure and software.
Alex liked how Computer Power prepared him for the workforce.
Alex found his way to Computer Power after a few false starts. After trying Personal Training and Carpentry and finding himself unsatisfied, Alex went searching for what he wanted. Alex created websites as a hobby during Year 12 and his Mum suggested that he seriously consider a career in IT.
After speaking to one of his friends who had also shown an interest in IT, they both decided to look into studying at Computer Power. Alex wasn’t sure that he wanted to return to study; however the way of learning, the environment, Vendor Certifications and his friends support gave him the confidence to enrol. In fact both he and his friend started at Computer Power together.
Thanks to Computer Power’s Job Placement Service Alex was prepared for the workforce and has not looked back. Alex is now an IT Service Desk Analyst with a IT managed services firm in Richmond. Working with Citrix, VMWare, Microsoft Server, Exchange, and SQL.
Matthew chose Computer Power due to the flexibility offered, which has enabled him to work and study.
Matthew spent a decade working in various roles with a major Melbourne university, which began with timetabling, database development and support, code writing and extracting data (which Matthew taught himself) these roles eventually evolved into a Management role. During one of his projects at work Matthew rediscovered a talent and love of IT - it was the configuration programming and development parts of this role which he really enjoyed!
Matthew researched many organisations to study IT with. He considered courses at TAFE, University and Private providers. Computer Power stood out because of the flexibility of study hours, business environment, and industry relevance.
Matthew has transferred to part-time study as he recently landed a role as a Graduate Programmer with a software house. The company is looking to grow and Matthew is looking forward to growing with them.
Matt began his studies at Computer Power as he wanted to start a career in IT.
Matt had been studying and working in architecture but it wasn’t fulfilling. He preferred being the unofficial ‘IT go to person’ not the architectural components of his job.
Having had a long-term interest in computers and networking, Matt decided to pursue what he was truly passionate about.
Matt had a tour of the campus, asked plenty of questions and decided that Computer Power was the right place for him. Being able to complete his Diploma within 12 months, the self-paced nature of study, professional environment, courseware, Vendor Certifications, and job placement support all suited Matt’s direction.
Computer Power Job Placement Service helped Matt obtain a part-time role as a Help Desk consultant, and after seven months he has already progressed his career further having landed a permanent Level 2 Support Analyst position within the Managed Services Team of a mining and construction firm. Matt provides regional support to internal clients. Matt also has a number of his own projects to look after including Exchange, CISCO Phones & Routers.
Brahim was referred to Computer Power by a Graduate. After a lot of research, Brahim enrolled.
Brahim was working in manufacturing, operating machinery and driving forklifts which meant shift work and odd hours. With fatherhood pending, Brahim wanted to have some routine in his life and to be able to provide for his family.
Brahim has been playing with computers for a long time and his family have always said he should work with them, but Brahim would shrug off their suggestion as he couldn’t see himself sitting in an office.
A relative of Brahim’s had Graduated from Computer Power and suggested he should investigate us; which he did. Brahim did lots of research, compared what we did and how we did it. His decision to study at Computer Power was based on a number of factors; being able to complete his diploma within 12 months and the self-paced style of learning, which appealed to him as he felt he was not suited to a traditional classroom environment.
Coming from manufacturing to a business environment was a shock. Brahim had never worn business clothes before, however the transition into employment was made easier due to his learned habits.
Brahim undertook the Diploma of Software Development and hasn’t looked back! Computer Power has recently employed him as an Instructor.
Employed by a Computer Power Graduate
After gaining a qualification in Nanotechnology, Rawan was working as a Scientist and found she was using IT more and more in her role. This ignited an interest in pursuing a career change. After researching study options she decided on Computer Power as it enabled her to continue working full-time and study part-time in the evenings.
A Computer Power Graduate from the mid 90’s, who is now the Customer Service Manager for an International Software house rang Meg, informing her that a new position had become available within the Applications Support team. Meg knew Rawan would be a great employee for the business.
Working in a successful qualitative software development company that offers long term career prospects appealed. Having secured this position, Rawan is really enjoying the challenges and working alongside a great team.
Time for a change
Prior to studying at Computer Power, Neville was working as a Graphic Designer and involved in the front-end of website development.
Although Neville really enjoyed the creative side of his work, he always had an interest in the back-end; how do programs work?
People often question whether age could be a barrier when considering a career change later in life. Neville knew age is not relevant; his experience, enthusiasm and new skills would definitely be a perfect match for the IT industry.
Neville worked closely with the Computer Power Placement Consultant. They improved his resume, application letters and interview techniques. After four weeks Neville was landing interviews and within six was offered a position with an eCommerce company.
Neville’s role involves production co-ordination, template design, client support, and talking clients through processes and determining their needs. Neville is using his experience and newly developed skills.
Computer Power’s flexibility enabled Neville to switch to part-time study to complete his Diploma of Software Development
Employed after studying the first six months of his diploma!
Daniel’s first job was as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Over the 16 years in this position, Daniel taught himself how to repair computers. Daniel also ran his own computer repair business on the weekends. When it was announced that there was going to be a round of redundancies he decided to follow his passion for IT and started a course at Computer Power.
Six months into his course Daniel landed a Client Liaison Officer – Support role with a company who specialise in providing information technology solutions for the hospitality and entertainment industries. Now that he’s working full-time Daniel has changed his study hours and will complete his diploma part-time.
Matthew was studying engineering / telecommunications at Swinburne University; however after studying for a few years he decided it wasn’t the right course for him.
After working for a few years Matthew decided to study computer programming; which he had enjoyed in his previous studies.
Matthew chose Computer Power because of the course duration, the working-while-studying support, flexibility of modules, and the hands on approach.
After studying for six months Matthew began looking for IT employment. After working with Computer Power to improve his resume and cover letter, and to learn interview techniques, it wasn’t long before he landed his Junior Analyst Programmer role. This role utilises the concepts and principles completed at Computer.
Matthew is now completing his Diploma of Software Development part-time.
Positive results from our Employment Preparation Program
Mu-En has a degree in Engineering / Telecommunications and experience working in Taiwan, with telecommunications companies, in smartphone development and in an intellectual property law firm as a Patent Engineer. When his work contract expired in 2012 Mu-En and his family returned to Melbourne. He did not know what kind of job he should look for.
While on the internet, he saw an advertisement for Computer Power’s networking diploma. This diploma appealed to him as he is interested in knowing about the latest networking technology.
Apart from the technical knowledge and hands-on skills developed throughout his course, Mu-En highly valued the resume workshop, employment preparation program and individual career support with our Placement Consultant.
After eight months studying at Computer Power, Mu-En is now employed by a multinational Research and Development company specialising in telecommunication networking equipment and cloud-based solutions. He will be using his networking and group development project skills to create patent management information system for his new employer. His hands-on networking and virtualisation skills will also enable Mu-En to quickly transition into his new role and help draft innovative ideas proposed by software engineers for patent applications.