Graduates speak for themselves
By Tim Davies-Colley
Posted: 28 July 2015
The latest graduation following Course 63, took place on 24 June 2015.
For this graduation I thought the students could say what they thought in their own words! What follows is quotes from students of course 63.
"I feel this course has taught me basic important computer skills and I can understand a lot more about computers and the internet. I also know what a Gmail is and have one and know how to work and explore it further than just email. After 10 weeks attending Computer in homes Porirua, I have grown in confidence with using different tools on the computer, including turbo typing, publisher and PowerPoint. Just to name a few. For this, I am very grateful that I have had the opportunity to learn and achieve my set goals. A special thanks to all my tutors who have supported me throughout this course."
"I took up this course to be able to communicate with family and friends, who have a computer. The program I have undertaken is affordable, local, enabling me to attend without any transport issues. Learning about computer technology will be most beneficial once I have learned all the basic skills. I hope to be able to share information & news with all my family. Now I feel I am improving my computer skills with each lesson."
"When your teenage boys and your primary school aged girls, and even your 65 year old father know more about computers than you do, it's time to join the revolution. As soon as I heard about this course, I thought this is what I need, what my family needs!"
"I am so rapt that I am finally on this course because everything that I ever wanted to know I can just ask. All the tutors are so awesome and very patient and knowledgeable."
"I feel like I can now be on the same page with my children, to learn with them and even help them with homework, doing a presentation for school etc. Just knowing how to navigate my way around things like google has been amazing for me."
"When I first started this course, I did not know how to use a keyboard or computer. Now that we have finished this course I am getting better and better because I can type words and sentences now whereas before I found it very hard."
"Learning how to do PowerPoint presentations, all the extra functions of the Google apps that weren’t Gmail, Maps or Search, and the relaxed atmosphere of the class helped me become motivated to want to learn these things."