Secretaries in Excel Training
As part of skills development for staff, the Chancellor College administration organized Microsoft Excel training for secretaries. The training was held on 14th and 15th March, 2017. The workshop was held at the library ground floor computer lab.
According to the assistant registrar (Human Resource), Mrs Towera Mwathunga, the college administration organized the training as a way of addressing some gaps, but also as a refresher course to keep the secretaries’ skills enhanced. The invitation was open to all secretaries on campus, although some did not attend the training.
The training sessions, which registered up to 29 secretaries from various departments and sections of the college, involved presentations and practical training with various functions of Excel, including calculations, working with formulas, graphs, linking sheets, and using functions. Staff from the ICT Directorate provided the training.
Microsoft Excel is part of the Microsoft Office package. It is an application that is used widely in many professions, including accounting. As a result of this skills enhancement, it is now expected that secretaries will be able to ably use worksheets for tasks such as budgeting for departmental workshops and other events.
One of the participants at the training session, Mrs Maureen Malata noted that the lessons provided were indeed helpful in enhancing secretarial skills. She expressed hope that the college would continue this trend, by providing training in other computer applications.