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19 Leigh Drive
Wickham Bishops
Essex   CM8 3JS
Tel: 01621 892336
Mob: 07710 534128
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Kathy Jarvis - Freelance IT & Training Consultant

PROFILE:

Kathy Jarvis has been training for 18 years, both employed in training centres and as a freelance trainer. She started as an IT trainer, but for the past 6 years or so, Kathy has offered soft skills and management training. She develops and maintains her skills through attending personal development training courses, personal research and behavioural observation of the many trainees that she has trained. She also draws on her own management experience to enrich her training.

She has trained people of all levels of seniority from the senior managers and members of the board to the junior employees; and across many different industries. Kathy’s approach is adaptable to encompass diverse learning styles. Kathy specialises in tailoring training to the specific needs of her clients and she can plan and prepare full training programmes to accommodate those needs.

Kathy is a very flexible and dependable trainer, and is able to work alone or as part of a team. Kathy has wide experience of managing people as well as supervising training projects. She is very thorough and her work is always consistent.

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Education & Qualifications

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

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·         Excellent communication skills; able to liaise effectively at all levels

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·         Able to manage, organise, inspire and motivate others

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·         Organisational ability and excellent attention to detail

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·         Highly self-motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated

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·         Able to work towards achieving pre-defined goals and objectives

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·         Pleasant, approachable and professional

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·         Knowledgeable, intelligent, committed, dependable and responsible

KEY SKILL AREAS:

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PC training courses, tailored to client’s requirements

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Soft skills training and consultancy

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Pre- and post-training consultancy

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nternet Web Site and Access Database development

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Training management including rollouts and migration/upgrade training

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Course development

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Courseware development

 

IT Qualifications

bulletMicrosoft Certified Professional - Word 
bulletMicrosoft Certified Professional - Excel 
bulletMicrosoft Certified Trainer 
bulletVisio Approved Trainer

Work Experience

Freelance Trainer
March 1997 to present

During this period Kathy has successfully undertaken many short and some long-term contracts on behalf of direct customers, through training companies and through freelance training agents.  The contracts involved training a full range of classroom courses and tailored workshops or one-to-one courses for people at all levels or seniority and experience.  Kathy has also taken on some projects on bespoke software.

Objective Computing Limited, Astra House, Christy Way, Laindon, Essex  SS15 6TQ
IT Training Manager from March 1995 to March 1997

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Managing the Training Centre; co-ordinating the trainers, courses, equipment and training rooms

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Teaching PC application courses, from Introductory to Advanced level

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Providing Training Needs Analysis for customers

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Providing post training Technical Support for delegates

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Designing courseware for new and customised training courses

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Developing Internet sites for customers

DDM Computers Limited, Hatch Farm, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex CM15 0AD
Training Centre Manager from July 1993 to March 1995 and PC Trainer  from November 1992 to July 1993

Responsibilities involved:

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Managing the Training Centre, promoting and selling courses & training services

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Teaching spreadsheet, database, and word processing packages, from Introductory to Advanced level

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Writing comprehensive training notes for course delegates

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Customising database applications in line with customer requirements

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Answering queries on the Technical Support Desk

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Attending customer meetings to advise on technical and training issues

Ursuline Convent High School
I.T. Technician from September 1991 to November 1992

Responsibilities involved:

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Managing the network of personal computers and problem-solving when faults occurred

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Providing training to the teaching staff and technical assistance to staff and pupils during lesson time

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Advising on teaching methods and ways in which to introduce Information Technology as a cross-curricular activity

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Teaching "An Introduction to Information Technology for Parents" evening class

Digital Equipment Co Ltd
Software Consultant / System Administrator  from January 1985 to July 1991

Responsibilities involved:

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Advising customers on their choice of software

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Installing new software applications and providing introductory training sessions

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 Providing user support and training on the internal sales systems

Education & Qualifications

Queen Elizabeth's Girls' Grammar School, Barnet, Herts from September 1970 - July 1977

I attained 8 ‘O’ Levels including Maths and English, 2 ‘A’ Levels and RSA Secretarial qualifications

She also has full driving licence and is fully covered by Public Liability insurance.

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