Learn IT and Office Skills

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In the fast-paced environment of the modern workplace, employers have little or no time to train staff in computer literacy or office skills. With the best will in the world, employees are often left to “get on with it” following minimal induction.  Self-taught techniques have considerable benefits (anybody who has lost a document they spent hours working on will never forget to “save as they go” going forward). On the other hand, the day you seek to amend a document originally created or formatted by someone self-taught is the day you gain a new respect and appreciation for the value of formally learning IT applications and touch typing. This is where a course in Applied IT and Office Skills could come in very handy!

Griffith College City Centre has devised a 24 week course teaching the essentials of touch typing, Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Access/Outlook, Social Media, along with general office procedures and skills. We have recruited an amazingly talented and experienced course tutor, Kim Murphy, who will guide students through the syllabus with a very approachable manner and a confidence inspiring attitude.

This course is suited to:

  • graduates seeking a practical skillset to complement their academic background
  • persons returning to work following a sabbatical
  • persons seeking to cross from the hospitality or retail sector into a corporate environment
  • those already working in an office environment seeking to upskill for promotion purposes

Why learn Applied IT and Office Skills?

Learning to touch type has huge lifetime benefits. It takes the frustration out of creating large documents. It increases speed and accuracy. It goes hand in hand with ergonomic working, cutting down on the risk of RSI and general aches and pains caused by incorrect posture and technique.

Whether you work from home, or a small or fledgling company, or a large multinational conglomerate, you will need to be competent on various technological devices with reasonable computer literacy. Enhancing your computer literacy will make you seriously more marketable to employers.

Understanding applied Information Technology is a foundation on which you can find employment, and build your skillset as you work. It is a must for developing your career.

The modern workplace relies on email for internal and external communications. Invoicing is generally done via email attachments. Companies advertise extensively through social media. This course teaches the fundamentals of social media and effective communications, the “do’s and the don’ts”, in the workplace.

The Applied IT and Office Skills course will begin in early November, on Monday evenings from 18:30 to 21.30. If you would like to know more about the course, please click here or contact Ciaran at 01 4150443.


Gemma is a nomadic writer, filmmaker, & journalist.
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