Selected Training Examples
These are some of my favorite instructor-led classes that I have provided. This is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the services that I provide.
Knowledge is power and teaching computer skills gives me the opportunity to empower participants.
My students could tell you that I get a little excited teaching.
Okay more than a little!
Wytheville Community College - Workforce Development
WCC – Wytheville, VA. Taught a customized intermediate Microsoft Excel to employees of Vaughan Bassett, a furniture manufacturing company in Galax, VA.
Columbus State Community College - Workforce Development
CSCC – Columbus, OH. As a certified CISCO Instructor and certified Master Microsoft Office Instructor, I taught several extended programs in A+ technician certification and International Computing Driving License (ICDL) certification. The A+ classes involved training students to be computer technicians including troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining and building computers. The ICDL classes included training in general computer literacy and basic to intermediate skills in Microsoft Office products.
Columbus State Community College - Corporate Training
CSCC – Columbus, OH. Provided customized Microsoft Office training in one or more products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook) to executives and staff of various companies in the Columbus, Ohio area. I developed tailored training manuals specific to each corporation’s needs. Most seminars were provided at the company’s site. I was privileged to provide service to these fine companies among others: Bare Escentuals; Columbus Downtown Development Corporation; The Ohio Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board ; Yenkin-Majestic Paint.
Goodwill Columbus - Workforce Development
Goodwill Columbus – Columbus, OH. I was one of two instructors who taught computer literacy, typing, and core Microsoft Office skills to individuals with developmental disabilities. This training prepared students for living-wage jobs. I was fortunate to be involved with the most remarkable people as the participants taught me much about strength and perseverance.
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
WVSOM – Lewisburg, WV. I was initially hired under a three-year federal grant to provide weekly, one-on-one training to the physician professors in the Family Medicine Department. One of the primary tasks was to teach them how to use modern software for their teaching documents. For example, instead of using the old clunky carousels with slides, I taught them how to use PowerPoint for their class presentations thereby dramatically reducing class development time and increasing flexibility. At the end of the grant, I provided computer training to all of the school employees.