John Taylor: “Alison is a truly powerful enabler.”
John Taylor is an Alison Graduate who managed a miraculous career change in just a few months thanks to Alison’s free online learning. By upskilling in software and programming, John found a new career after working as a motor mechanic for over twenty years.
“My name is John Taylor. I’m 43 years old. On 13th December 2019, the year ended very badly when the company I worked for closed its doors. The whole of 2020 was just a disaster, and Covid-19 didn’t make it any easier. I was a motor mechanic for over 22 years and now I didn’t know what to do next. I was all out of hope. Ways of making a living have changed very rapidly. I couldn’t find work as a motor mechanic and so I had to consider a career change.
And that’s just what I did. My friend, and now my boss, Huw Simpson, came up with the idea of me following a new direction and changing my career.
The thought was very scary, but I have been working with computers as a hobby all my life and so turning that into a career seemed like the best option for me. I got offered a job but first I needed competency in software testing, HTML and CSS and I had neither any experience nor knowledge in that area.
Not knowing where to start, I began to search the internet. As I browsed through Facebook, I came across Alison and I immediately had to see what it was all about. I used my Facebook to create an Alison account and started learning. I began with Introduction to Software Testing.
The layout was very clear and very well presented and, as a result, I pushed through. I started to move on to more advanced courses, like HTML and CSS. The Channel 9 course layout was brilliant and I could see that Alison only offers the best. The knowledge I built up through Alison helped me follow this new direction. Alison is a truly powerful enabler.
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