I’m a computer geek with 25-ish years of experience in the computer industry. In that capacity, I’ve taught users how to use software, written courses, tutorials and manuals on how to use software, answered support questions about how to use software. I’ve also designed, written, tested and deployed software for small companies and large multinationals. And I’ve had obscure, technical jobs – developing software specifications, writing technical manuals, doing configuration management and quality assurance of software.
But, through my volunteer work, I discovered that I’m much more interested in teaching Adult Basic Education and basic skills than in I am in software. So, in 2013, I took the plunge and enrolled in the Provincial Instructors Diploma Program at Vancouver Community College. In a couple of years, I hope to be qualified to take on more of the work I love – helping adults learn the basic skills they need to get them in to the game of life. If that involves a little bit of software, well, so be it.