Oct 10, 2016 / by Keith Cole / In / Comments Off on Dano du Toit – Changing careers
After many years working in an office and operation management role, I had a passion to pursue a career in a more technical field, but found it difficult to make that change without the necessary skills to do so.
It was by chance that in September 2013 I came to hear about Academy IDT and what they could do, and after a brief meeting with the team there, it was clearly an easy decision that they would be the catalyst and provide the assistance I need to make this change.
The course consists of multiple disciplines of engineering and architectural draughting and uses a combination of continuous assessment and exams, with an office like environment complete with reviews etc, it created a fantastic “real world” environment to learn the necessary skills to find employment once the course was completed.
With lots of long, long hours and hard work as well as the ongoing motivation, passion and drive from the teaching team and the placement arm of Academy IDT, I was fortunate to have been employed at a great Consulting Engineering firm by the time I finished my last exams!
A Big thanks to the entire Academy IDT team, that is able to equip one with the necessary tools to break into this field, even for us “ou manne”! I would not have been able to do it without your assistance.
Looking back now, taking the plunge to come and study at AIDT was sooooo well worth it!