After spending over thirty years as a wool classer, in Australian shearing sheds; (Read my Wool Classing post for a brief outline of what Wool Classing entails.), during the mid-90s I had the opportunity to gain teaching qualifications. A career change was imminent! And after nearly a decade of honing my computer skills and attending university lectures that change occurred.
My career change was only made possible by the purchase of our first computer which disguised my terrible writing. Distance education, perseverance and a patient and helpful wife also were beneficial, particularly the latter.
Little did I know, at the time, that I would be making a career change that would, after completing two university degrees, see me teaching all age groups from five to ninety-two. A far cry from the first fifty-five years of my life ‘chasing’ sheep and wool for a living. Although my role as a wool classer saw me managing shearing sheds and training staff, formalising my training/teaching qualifications opened many doors.
For the last six years of my working life, I spent teaching adults basic computing skills.
My posts will be varied and hopefully interesting, although I am not sure just how regular my posts will be. Time will tell.