By Kate Smith
Have you always been interested in IT? Do you want to turn your hobby into a career?
Alex found his way to Computer Power after a few false starts. After trying Personal Training and Carpentry and finding himself dissatisfied, 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 a friend 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 he and his friend started at Computer Power together.
When asked how Computer Power assisted him with the transition from student to employee, Alex let us know that ‘having to wear business attire at Computer Power and the hours prepared me for the workforce. I couldn’t be happier.’
Alex is now an IT Service Desk Analyst working with Citrix, VMWare, Microsoft Server, Exchange, and SQL for an IT Managed Services firm in Richmond.
If you could go for computer-‘hobbiest’ to a computer career, what would you like to work on? Let us know in the comments!