becoming more proficient in MS Office applications like Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.”
The hospital employees who took part in the collaboration also had high praise for the experience and for their student mentors.
“The collaboration between FBLA and the hospital provided an opportunity to learn so much valuable information in the features and abilities available in the Microsoft Office 2010 applications,” Carol Casey said. “The opportunity to have assistance and support as I learned with the tools provided has made it attainable to learn more than I could ever do on my own. Also the ability to become Microsoft Certified in one or more applications has made me feel that I have accomplished something valuable personally, and has already made a difference in the support I can provide to other staff at NCH.”
Pauline White commented “Helen Keller once said: ‘Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. I struggled to do the Microsoft Office certifications on my own. I bought the books and other tools, but just did not seem to find the time or motivation to get started. The collaboration provided the right amount of support and motivation I needed to help me accomplish my goals.”
“Not only was this a great opportunity to broaden and strengthen our skills in the applications we use every day, but it also allowed us to learn and teach across generations. It was an outstanding learning experience for everybody involved,” said Penny Wheeler.