MidCoast Council ZOOMS into computer training

Forsythes Training's computer trainer, Wayne Robinson, training Council staff using Zoom

Congratulations to MidCoast Council staff for embracing new ways of learning – completing computer training online via Zoom.

When COVID-19 restrictions came in to effect, MidCoast Council thought it would have to completely cancel and reschedule the Microsoft Excel and Word training.

As part of our new online training strategy we created a ‘virtual classroom’ for Council staff and our Microsoft certified trainer and computing expert Wayne Robinson.

Midcoast Council staff receiving computer training from Forsythes Training via Zoom

“Staff are to be congratulated on adapting so well to the changes and for embracing the changes so positively,” MidCoast Council’s Training and Development Coordinator Gabrielle Putland said.

“Well done and thank you for all your hard work in pulling this together – a great success!,” Gabrielle said to our Forsythes Training team.

The feedback from Council staff has been very positive as they are able to continue with their computer training as planned, just from their own workstations. Some staff said they find training via ZOOM better than classroom training.

A senior Council staff member said “Wayne has been a very well-informed and patient instructor in both excel and word. His use of the new zoom classroom format has been great and made it easy for me to engage and participate while testing in real-life documents (using a multi-screen set-up).”

“I would be happy to use this format of training again and recommend Wayne as an instructor,” the staff member said.

More computer training feedback from MidCoast Council staff

“I was a bit sceptical as to how I would personally learn the excel training level 1 via zoom this morning. It went great. Wayne is seriously a great trainer, explains things well and he covered almost all the things that annoy and waste my time when I use excel. In fact after the virus goes away Zooms the way to go for software training provided someone like Wayne’s running it. I’m actually looking forwards to tomorrow’s level 2 session”.
“Today was fantastic, I learnt a lot and looking forward to tomorrow. I highly recommend this course to everyone.”
“I was pleasantly surprised on how well the session flowed and how much I got out of both sessions. Congratulations to everyone who put this together.”
“This training taught me a solution to a problem I’ve been battling with for over 10years!”
“The pace was great and interaction with Q&A really worthwhile”
“What was covered in today’s session is really going to help me do my job more proficiently and effectively. Thank you”
“Content was great, a good refresher for a lot of things I had forgotten.”
“I got a lot out of it and feel a little more comfortable using Excel. Looking forward to getting to know Excel more and showing off my new skills.”
“The intermediate course that Forsythes Training has provided us via Zoom today was again, fantastic. Very informative, clear and concise. I’m feeling much more confident in using and experimenting with Excel moving forward.”
“Thankyou for another informative, interactive session on how to use Excel. Zoom is a fantastic way to teach these sessions.”
“Training was better using zoom than in a classroom. Excellent content and trainer.”

Our new ways of training during the Covid-19 pandemic

Mid Coast Council is just one of our clients for whom we are delivering their customised training via Zoom. We are also conducting many of our public program short courses and nationally accredited qualifications using Zoom. Stay up to date via our Covid-19 blog post.

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