Saturday 4th May saw a new phase in skills development within the Precision Centre Community. Ms. Ilya Spencer, a Graphic Design student at the Antigua and Barbuda International Institute of Technology (ABIIT), has begun training an ever increasing number of persons who wish to learn more about Graphic Design and contribute to the development of the Community.
"I will be leaving soon for university and I won't be able to help the Media Team from where I'll be studying. Thus, the motive behind the Graphic Design Training Course was the need for the transfer of design skills from one individual to a group. Persons will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to produce designs that not only show skill but also contribute to Kingdom purpose."
The sessions started with eight persons but by the third week of training, the class had expanded to twenty students. Damisha Boyer, a student in the classes, was enthusiastic as she spoke about her experience, "The classes have been very interesting and enjoyable. We're learning how we can enhance the quality of a picture in creative ways. But, more importantly we are being empowered to apply what we learn in the classes in our respective environments."
Students work on small projects which are then shown during the class so that they can learn from each other. Not only do students get to be creative with their own projects as well as augment their creativity by getting ideas from others, they will also be able to appreciate the creativity of others. The transparency and accountability that is embedded in the classes allow for functionality within the community of course, as well as externally within the workplace and classroom.