“My name is Konstantinos Vichoudis. I am 42 years old and I live in Thessaloniki, Greece. I have a masters in Project Management and I’ve worked as a civil engineer for 14 years. I am also a certified adult educator, with certification from both the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance and the National Center of Public Administration & Local Government. I’m also a tango teacher and I have the ECDL Expert qualification.”
How did you learn about Alison?
I learned about Alison through Google as I was searching for Microsoft Project courses.
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
The first course I took on Alison was the Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators. I chose it because, besides my primary job, I also work as an educator and I wanted to learn more about teaching.
How have Alison courses affected your career?
I’ve just recently discovered Alison and I have enrolled in 27 courses already. I also want to enroll in the Project Management Learning Path. Because I have just started, I can’t yet say what effect they have had on my career. However, with Alison, I feel readier for the challenges I encounter at work. For example, I was asked to teach a seminar on building insulation at a vocational center and we will use Zoom there. So I started the Online Zoom Course – Beginner to Advanced.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
My favourite way to relax from studying is to be with my girlfriend, to be outside with my friends or to watch a comedy movie
Where are you working now?
I am working as a civil engineer in the public sector and I also teach general construction in a vocational school. I’ve recently started teaching a seminar on building insulation at a vocational center.
What’s next for you, in terms of education or work?
Next for me, in terms or education, is to complete the 27 courses I have started with Alison, as well as beginning the Project Management Learning Path. In terms of work, I will continue to teach in vocational schools and centers. I would also very much like to become an Alison Publisher and publish some courses that Alison doesn’t already have, although Alison does already provide over 2000 high quality courses.
If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?
If I could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, it would be the courses suggested to me by the Alison Workplace Personality Test, courses such as Presentation Skills, Persuasion Strategies! Ultimate Influence Tools & Skills and Winning With Communication – Master Your Communication Skills
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
There are many reasons, why I recommend Alison but mostly it’s because of their mission. Innovation, inclusivity, knowledge, empowerment. In terms of innovation, Alison was one of the first free online education platforms. As for inclusivity, Alison is inspired and motivated by the United Nations Declaration that “Everyone is entitled to a free education”. When it comes to knowledge, Alison’s 18 million learners prove the quality of the knowledge Alison provides. And as for empowerment, free education and skills training helps to change people’s lives, particularly in parts of the world without easy access to education. Anyone can learn new skills or improve their existing ones, without to having attend to live lessons, which work and family responsibilities can make difficult. So yes, I definitely would recommend Alison, and I have already started to share Alison courses on social media.