Contributed by Farzana Rasheed & Cheayee Gee
One of NATC's strategy for developing and nurturing a professional team of IT technicians is to hire young, talented persons with an aptitude for IT. We refer to these youngsters as Trainees who go through on the job training and hopefully, proceed to more permanent and responsible positions in the company. This process can last between 6 months to 1 year.
We would like to introduce a new Trainee at our company by the name of Cheayee Gee. Cheayee was hired through reference by one of our business partners and after interviewing him, we found him to have a satisfactory educational foundation as well as the right attitude.
Here is a short self introduction by Cheayee along with his photo:
I am Cheayee, a 22-year-old Liberian who did all his schooling in Accra, Ghana. I came back home because I really wanted to live and work in my own country. I am very lucky to have come across NATC through the recommendation of a friend from Electro Shack.
I have completed senior secondary school. I also have a diploma in computer hardware; a certificate in CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate); an MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist); and an MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT professional). I received these certificates and diplomas from various institutes.
Working with NATC as an IT Trainee is so far a good experience for me because I only have a basic knowledge in IT from school. Now that I am working with real materials on site, this will give me more practical knowledge and experience. And also, taught me how to deal with clients from different sectors.
When you come back to your country and do not see what or how you thought was there it makes you feel kind of bad. To compare Monrovia and Accra, I would say there is a big difference. To get a car to go where you live at night in Monrovia is very difficult. Students pay money to pass exams. They even go to the Internet cafe to do assignments since there is no computer lab at most schools. These are some of the observations I have made. Nevertheless, one day I know that things will improve and will be fine.