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Skills Training in South Africa 

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Huw Simpson is an independent software developer from South Africa and an employer who knows the value of Alison’s courses. When his friend John Taylor was made redundant after working as a motor mechanic for over twenty years, Huw suggested he reskill with Alison.

“John and I were already friends”, says Huw. “He is technically minded, and I felt I could do with a junior developer that I could trust, so I approached him and suggested that he learn to programme. He had always wanted to learn but never got the opportunity! I started searching for appropriate courses for John on the internet and Alison came up.”

Programming Courses

John began taking Alison courses in programming, starting with Introduction to Software Testing. He then moved on to more advanced courses, like the Diploma in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, and hasn’t looked back. John has now begun a successful new career and Huw has a skilled developer he can rely on. “John progressed quite rapidly through Alison and has retained much of his training.” Huw told us he would potentially look for more Alison Graduates with programming skills.

“The Alison courses I had completed showed them my willingness to learn and they accepted my Alison certification.” John Taylor

Alison Certificates Recognised in Nigeria

Nigerian employer Ifeanyi Ukandu has employed numerous Alison graduates. He is the HR Manager of Rockgarden Homes & Homecare Agency in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. Rockgarden offers high quality live-in and at-home elderly care. Ifeanyi has a degree in Business Administration from Ekiti State University and a master’s in Business Administration from the University of Sunderland, as well as postgraduate diplomas in Management Studies and Strategic Management and Leadership. Ifeanyi brings over a decade of experience in Human Resources and Personnel Management to his role at Rockgarden Homes.

When Ifeanyi sees Alison certifications on a job applicant’s CV, he knows they’ll “be able to carry out their tasks in line with the best industrial practices.” He’s also keen to hire more Alison Graduates, as long as they can pass the necessary practical tests that Rockgarden gives prospective employees. “We have a handful of Alison Graduates and they seem well-informed theoretically.”

Caregiving Courses

Ifeanyi is also “definitely” considering introducing Alison’s free caregiving courses as part of the standard in-house training for Rockgarden employees: “I’m hoping to go through Alison’s courses to see which ones might be suitable both for our caregivers and our management staff. Courses like Effective Leadership, Team Building and Conflict Handling.” With Alison’s Free LMS (learning management system), employers like Ifeanyi can easily devise a learning and development programme for employees and track their progress. 

One of his team members is Oladapo Onasanya, from Ogun State who has become Rockgarden’s Business Development Manager, thanks to Alison’s free online courses. Oladapo has a degree in Mathematical Sciences, as well as a variety of certificates from Alison, including Business Management, Operations Management, Sales Management and Project Management

“I have taken several courses on Alison and I still have other courses pending,” says Oladapo. “I take courses on Alison when I have to change jobs or when I have to complete a business project and need to update my knowledge and acquire skills to be able to do it properly.”

Oladapo, who also studied for the Diploma in Web Business Development and Marketing, is proof that Alison’s courses are worth it: “I got a job thanks to one of my Alison certificates. Alison has high-quality content. You feel fulfilled at the completion of the course, and you will add value to any organization.”

I got a job thanks to one of my Alison certificates.” Oladapo Onasanya

Bridging the Skills Gap in Kenya

Alison graduate Christopher Erot often hires others with Alison certifications in his capacity as Supervisor at the Waldorf Kakuma Project, as “they are high quality workers with experience.” The Waldorf Project is the largest free school movement in the world and their Kenyan project provides education and trauma therapy to refugee children in the Kakuma Camp in north-west Kenya. Christopher believes that “Alison’s online education is very important”. He is happy to say that he would hire more Alison Graduates and “recommends people who are looking for work to study with Alison.”

One Waldorf Kakuma employee who has progressed in his career thanks to learning with Alison is James Maina, the project’s Procurement Officer. James has a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Accounting and is currently taking a master’s in Finance and Accounting. 

“Formerly I was employed as a mere financial assistant”, says James. “However, through Alison I received a new job as a Procurement Officer. Through the Alison platform, I have shifted my mindset and become more rational. I have also honed my report writing skills.” James continues to improve his CV and upskill with Alison and is currently studying courses in Networking and IT Security.” 

Christopher is James’ manager at Kakuma and knows that when someone says that they are an Alison graduate, it means that they are keen to work and ready to learn through their own initiative. 

“Through Alison I received a job as a Procurement Officer.” James Maina

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1 Comment

  1. Mike Feerick

    Stories of Success from Employers of Alison graduates are the best testimonials around. We try to get our learners to share their stories of success and for employers to tell their positive experiences to encourage others to learn and empower themselves through self-knowledge and greater self-awareness that Alison can bring. If you have a story – please let us know.


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