Michael Brooks is a Technical Editor working for the Department of the Navy enrolled in the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Web Specialist program at New Horizons Learning Group (NHLG) – Burbank campus. As a working professional has already completed an MS in Leadership and Management and did not want to pursue another degree. He did, however, have education benefits from Veterans Affairs still available.
Having been a publishing editor for 13 years and using Adobe software for the majority of that time he said to himself, “why not get an Adobe certification for the software I have been using for years?” Despite his previous experience, an additional workload for any working professional is never easy. He states, “It does take a tremendous amount of my personal time and I do have a lengthy commute… about an hour and twenty minutes.” This is time he would otherwise be doing some of the many things he loves to do such as writing, hiking, and exploring movie and television filming locations.
His passion and career goal of achieving certifications in several desktop publishing programs and possibly becoming an instructor drives him to continue his education with NHLG. His favorite class in the program is Photoshop and learning layers management techniques.
NHLG, Michael says, “is perfect for the working professional. The course schedules can be tailored to meet your needs. The staff is courteous and professional and they are ready to help facilitate student success.” Michael has already passed the Microsoft PowerPoint exam and continues to excel in the ACE Web Specialist program.