Zorica finds an office job thanks to Computer Comfort

November 16, 2016

When Zorica was looking for an office job, she needed to brush up on her computer skills.

img_0712“Honest, I knew nothing [about computers],” she says. “I felt that they were going to expect me to know how to use a computer.”

Zorica has a learning disability, but enjoys her independence. She came to the Neil Squire Society’s Computer Comfort program with a clear goal in mind — to secure a job.

“When I came to the Neil Squire Society, I knew what I wanted to do,” she explains.

Zorica knew she would need a good basing in Microsoft Word (new window), Excel (new window), PowerPoint (new window), among other programs. Week after week, she received one-on-one instruction, and gradually improved her computer skills.

“It was very good having one-on-one help support,” Zorica says. “The way they explained to me things on the computer, it worked well.”

Near the end of 2015, she saw a posting on the Community Living BC (new window) website for an office assistant job. Zorica took initiative and applied.

She got the job.

“I really enjoyed working with Community Living BC, it was a great team,” Zorica says, adding that she was supported by Milieu Family Services (new window), her service provider.

She got to answer phones, transfer calls, scan and uploaded critical incident reports into individual sharepoint files.

Zorica attributes her success to her time in Computer Comfort.

“[For] anyone that has a developmental disability or any kind of disability, I recommend they go to Neil Squire Society and take Computer Comfort,” she says. “[They] helped me a lot.”