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BARBADOS YOUTH SERVICE
NAME: SHANEAL SMITH
CAREER CHOICE: COMPUTER TECHNICIAN
CONSELLOR: MRS STOUTE
Table of Contents
What is a career? Pg 3
My chosen career. Pg 3
Personal qualities . Pg 3
Type of Training and Qualifications. Pg 4
The period of Training and What Institution offer this training. Pg 4
The Main Duties and Responsibilities. Pg 4
Hours of Work. Pg 4
Salary Scale . Pg 4
The Tools and Special Skills needed. Pg 5-6
The Advantage and Disadvantages of the Jobs. Pg 7
Organizations/Companies Who would employ Person in Your Chosen Field. Pg 7
What is a Career?
A career is an occupation or profession which includes all the roles you undertake throughout your life such as:- education, training, voluntary experience and pain and unpaid work.
My Chosen Career
Is an entrepreneur as a computer technician I selected this career because I like computer when I was young and it was always my dream.
My personal qualities are: being confident, respectful, honest, disciplined and mature.
Type Of Training And Qualifications
An associate degree in computer science, computer engineering, Information Technology and Principles of Business.
Period Of Training and What Institutions offers This Training
Diploma Micro Computer Technology Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic-2Years.
Certificate in Basic Computer Maintenance- 4Months.
Main Duties and Responsibilities Are:
Installing hardware and software systems.
Maintaining or repairing equipment.
Setting up computer security measures.
Configuring computer networking.
Hours of Work Are:
Saturdays and Sundays 9am- 6pm and sometimes work irregular hours.
The Tools that are needed are as follows:
An Anti-static wrist strap
A Power supply tester
A Cable crimping tool
A Cable tester
A variety of screwdrivers
Special Skills Are:
Written, Listening, Problem-Solving and Speaking Skills, Operating Systems Computer tool Kits, Good communication and Customer Service Skills.
The Advantages of The Job
Demand is growing, so it shouldn't be too hard to find a job.
You can easily make your computer's performance better without needing to go to a technician store, and if it breaks down, you will save lots of money by repairing it yourself.
Good and steady income.
The Disadvantages of the Job are:
Many Years of Studying.
It may get fairly repetive.
Somewhat mentally challenging.
Organizations/Companies who Would Employ Person In my Chosen Field Are:
Barbados Co-operatives Credit Union.
Barbados Light and Power Company.
Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation.