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2013 Champion - Melanie Davis

Programmed for Success


In a tech-focused world, not having computer skills can make or break your job prospects. Brantford resident Melanie Davis decided to upgrade her computer skills to achieve a better life for her and her family, getting a more satisfying job and creating a better work-life balance.

After losing her job due to plant closure, she realized she was more interested in an office job, and a job that would allow her to spend more time with her family. She also realized she needed to upgrade her computer skills.

Melanie qualified for Second Career funding and attended the Business Computer Applications program offered by March of Dimes and Mohawk College. She finished the course with high marks and is currently employed, using her newly acquired knowledge.

Education is something Melanie enjoys, and “if there is something I need to know to get the job done, I’ll learn it.”

“No matter what you’re doing in school, it will benefit you,” she said.

Story by Rob Rombouts

Photo by Blackbird Photography