Teaching & Training

A wide range of IT training was carried out for a range of clients in Jersey during the 1990’s covering the use of off-the-shelf packages such as MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows and other Office/custom written software. Training materials were designed and tailored for each specific client and skill level, and included a range of financial and private sector institutions. Ongoing training and systems development was also provided to the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust (now Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust).

In 1997, whilst studying at the University of Sussex, Computing for Beginners evening classes were taught at Varndean College in Brighton (pictured) two evenings per week during the autumn term. The 10 week course covered a basic history and evolution of computers, a breakdown of computer components, basic mouse and keyboard skills and the use of Microsoft Windows and basic Office/Works (word processing, spreadsheets, databases and graphics).

During a short one year spell living in Finland between the autumn of 2000 and summer of 2001, English language/Business English training was provided to a range of private and business clients in Southern Finland under contract to a number of language schools. These included Richard Lewis Communications and Kielikanava. Courses were taken a range of companies including:

  • Leiras – A Finnish pharmaceutical company
  • ABB – An automated technology manufacturer
  • MacGregor – A maritime service solutions company
  • Raisio Chemicals – A food manufacturer
  • Veritas – A financial services company (website in Finnish only)
  • Eniro – A leading directory advertising company

More specific, specialist courses were taught at the Swedish Academy and the University of Turku based on the use of Business English and Cross Cultural Communication skills. These were taught to small- to medium-sized classes of faculty, students and staff.