Our IT trainee scores top job

8/5/2017


An innovative Catholic Education Office IT training program has helped Michael Galvin land a job at one of the world’s biggest tech companies.

The program allows Year 12 school leavers, who are passionate about IT, an alternative career pathway into the well-paid tech industry.

The former St Dominic’s College student has just joined Cisco enterprises after working for Parramatta Diocese schools since he he left school seven years ago.

Michael said the program involved going out to different schools and helping with technical difficulties with computers, printers and other devices. 

‘The IT training program is great idea and gave me practical experience, but part of the program also involves going to TAFE for my cert 3 and 4. I later went to university too, but it was good to hands-on experience,’ he said. 

Michael was like many Year 12 students who aren’t too sure of their long-term career goals and did not want to start university only to discover he was not suited to subject.

“I did get accepted into uni, but I was fatigued after high school and wanted something different,” he said.

He said one of the important skills the traineeship provides was his ability to deal with many types of different people in the real world.
Posted By CathEd Parra at 8/05/2017 3:59:23 PM
 
   
  
 

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