Allied Schools, a provider of online education, is proud to announce that alumnus Margaret Jones of Aliso Viejo, CA was awarded the 2010 Distance Education and Training Council's Outstanding Graduate Award.
When Margaret was laid off from her job, she faced a familiar challenge - she lacked computer skills desired by potential new employers. After several frustrating interviews, she took advantage of the services of a One Stop Center, which helps qualified individuals to locate government funded retraining options.
"I was going to the One Stop Center in Irvine, CA and discussed the possibility of retraining with them and they gave me a list of schools and courses," said Margaret. "I was impressed by the fact that Allied was offering all the courses I wanted to take."
Margaret enrolled in Allied's Vocational Rehabilitation School. She developed her computer skills by successfully completing the online Microsoft Office Professional and Computerized Financial Accounting courses.
"I started the courses in January and completed in September," said Margaret. "My experience was extremely positive. The materials were understandable and followed a logical order and the fact that I had a Student Representative calling me to make sure everything was ok was very helpful. I was self taught in Microsoft Office and knew nothing about accounting. I feel I have learned so much in the last few months."
According to the DETC, there are more than three million distance education students studying with DETC members. Allied is a part of this elite member group. And we encourage all of our students to continue their pursuits for brighter futures through quality distance education.
"Now I feel I have extra skills to offer. I would like to go on and further my career in accounting," says Margaret of her future plans.
To learn more about Allied's 20+ online, career training programs in medical, business, real estate and emerging green technologies, please call 888-501-7686.
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