A roundabout route to an IT career
Marcus Raven loves cartooning. In fact, he initially enrolled in our Certificate in Freelance Cartooning & Illustrating before realising that his other passion, IT, was where he wanted to build a career. He reckons he can continue to perfect his cartooning in his leisure time.
Now that Marcus has completed his Certificate II in IT, he intends to continue his studies, with a view to gaining employment in this field. He is particularly interested in working with computer hardware.
He found Open Colleges on the web and, as he explains, “I liked what I saw and I found the online learning experience to be excellent.”
Marcus, from Woodend in Victoria, also appreciated the benefits of OpenSpace online portal and the student support offered by Open Colleges.
“If ever I needed help in understanding an assignment, I just emailed the trainer who always replied very quickly,” Marcus says.
Marcus first arrived in Australia ten years ago, as a 16-year-old, to study hospitality and has since worked in a number of jobs. The decision to enrol in IT looks like being a solid career-builder on his part.