Success Story: From supermarket to IT support across Australia and New Zealand

By Kate Smith 

Are you ready to make a change in your life? Do you want to make the switch from a job to a career? Read about Shane, who did just that.

Course studied: Diploma of Software Development
Job title: IT Support Officer

Shane began his studies at Computer Power as he was looking to expand his IT 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.

Shane told us ‘I chose to study at Computer Power as they offered Vendor Certifications, the subjects I wanted to complete, industry experienced Instructors and the self-paced way of learning appealed.’

A large sporting organisation contacted Computer Power to assist with their recruitment, as they had a vacancy for an IT Support Officer. Shane was put forward as he was eager to immerse himself in a challenging entry-level role. Professional throughout the recruitment process, Shane was offered the role, which he accepted.

Shane is now providing support across Australia and New Zealand. He works on internal software projects, CRM and finance systems, infrastructure and software.

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