Becoming an ICT Support Technician
Im a new user looking for some advice! (Please move this message to another forum if it's incorrectly placed!)
Basically I work for a supermarket and have worked in annoying retail for 80% of my 'career'. I was a specialist electrician for a few months though!
I want to become an ICT Support Technician, specifically in a school because I enjoy the environment and the fact that kids seem more grateful if you solve a problem for them. Not only that, I think the job is more secure as there will always be a need for ICT in Schools.
Ive been volunteering at a high school since July to try pick up some experience and learn the ropes of IT and expand on my knowledge.
At first the school were suggesting I perhaps trained and did an NVQ however only wanted me to do a level 3 but that would cost them money so they have changed their mind.
I would be willing to fork out the money for the training (probably get a learning loan) but I'm a little apprehensive as the school have toned down how keen they are to teach me and have said they would do things such as 'make me more official by sending me an official letter of employment (for £0 wage!) which has never happened. There's also the problem with the fact they won't pay me anything nor contribute at all and I'm thinking perhaps another school might actually do this so maybe forking out £3.5K is quite a bit to have no guaranteed job at the end of it!
So..What does everyone think I should do? I love the job, I actually enjoy going in to work when I go to the school but something tells me this might not be the right school for me, just because they are so tight with money!
What is the best way to become an IT Techy?!
Hope someone can help!