I used to be a child care professional like you. Then I took a Tonka truck to the knee. It rendered me incapable of doing all those active things I used to, like running around after a child and all those sorts of playtime shenanigans. But that’s why you’re here: you’ve found yourself in the bizarrely specific circumstance of having your child care career cut short, and now you’re taking up more of a sit-down career in IT. And I know how it is, because I’ve been there.
I’ve been looking around Melbourne, web design courses are plentiful, you’ve considered a straight IT course but something about it seems too basic and you’re just staying away from app development because it seems like something for millennials with too much time on their hands. First piece of advice: don’t take apps lightly. You might immediately think of Angry Birds or that one that lets you customize your own lightsaber, but they go much further than that. It’s an ever-expanding world. In fact, that might be why you joined in the first place! There’s so much to learn and discover, and it all begins with a choice. Don’t count out apps because they seem trivial.
In fact, in the last vestiges of my child care career, I was all over that app business. Tablets were new and shiny, and no one was into them quite as much as the kids in my care. In fact, sometimes it was a fascinating question of who was more enamoured with all the blinking, flashing lights: the kids, or the adults? The lines blurred. Technology was changing our lives.
The next step is to pick what you’re good at. But you already knew that, so…as long as it doesn’t involve running around, you should be fine. If you can’t see yourself running up and down stairs, resetting passwords, a straight IT course isn’t for you. Pick something like web design. That’s what I did! No regrets!