“In 2008 I was made redundant at age 57, so I decided to take a course in computer skills,” said Peter. After 16 years as a store/quality controller with an engineering company, Peter knew he needed to update his skills. He visited the Leeds City College Carr Manor Centre to find out what was on offer, and it was suggested that he should learn how to use a computer, having never used one before. “I have got my OCR CLAIT awards, and I am doing CLAIT Plus,” said Peter. Peter now makes use of his computer skills to teach others in his community who have little or no computer experience.
“I am very active in my community and carry out a lot of voluntary community-based work,” said Peter. He has assisted the local Church Secretary by computerising the records, word processing and typing out the church newsletters, as well as volunteering for the Methodist Charity and Housing Association. Peter also helps people at a local community centre, Northcall, to learn basic computer skills, much to the delight of staff at the centre.