As my high school career ended, I was terrified. I was a child who took easily to illness, and was shy in social situations. This led to me hardly being involved in any activities or socialization outside of the school gates. I have never spent a night away from home and my parents. Obviously, university was not going to be a viable option to me. But neither could I jump straight into the workforce. I felt woefully unprepared for the ‘real world’.
But then I happened to discover OTEN. Here was a platform that was perfect for me! I could easily do my courses online, from the comfort and privacy of my own home. Here was a place where I could gain the skills, and thereby gain the confidence, I would need to succeed in the workforce.
Since 2013 I have completed three OTEN courses; two in Business and one in Information Technology. I am now starting another course, putting me on the path to becoming a librarian. I am so grateful and appreciative to the teachers, students and other staff that have made my journey a pleasure to undertake. I no longer fear the future. Thank you.
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