AN ADULT learner in Skegness has demonstrated the life enhancing potential of education having emerged from his studies a new man.
Lincolnshire Regional College student Neil Jones, began his course with low self-esteem following the break-up of a long-term relationship but has completed his course brimming with confidence and a prestigious qualification.
The 46-year-old student not only completed his City and Guilds ITQ certificate level one but also earned himself a medal of achievement in the prestigious City and Guilds Lion Awards, held recently at the Camden Roundhouse, London.
Neil said: “The college was near to where I live and I decided to enrol because there because I wanted to get qualifications for the learning I’d already achieved to enable me to get back into full-time employment.
“I was really impressed with the way I was allowed to work at my own pace, which helped me to progress as quickly as I wished.
“The tutors were also very helpful with any problems I had and were never condescending.”
Neil was well versed in computing before undertaking the course but because his knowledge was self-taught he lacked the qualifications to get him back in the jobs market after being a full-time carer for his former partner.
Neil has now applied to be a volunteer at the Grimsby Institute in the hope of building up his CV to further enhance is employment opportunities.