Learner publishes ‘Oldies Guide to Using a Computer’


A former Coleg y Cymoedd learner has achieved literary recognition from the world’s most well-known online book retailor, Amazon.

Aaron George, who is a former learner at the college’s Ystrad Mynach campus, is the author of a fascinating new book for anyone over the age of 40 who is self-confessed computer-illiterate.

Amazon will stock the book ‘The Oldies Guide to Using a Computer’ written by the 20 year old computing learner from Tretomas.

The author completed his Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT and used his knowledge from his course and natural wit to create this amusing guide. The budding author progressed to study IT at The University of South Wales.

The light hearted publication is explained as being full of “invaluable advice for parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents, from a frustrated nerd, on what not to do when you can’t do what you’re trying to do.”

Speaking of his personal inspiration for the book, Aaron said: “I created this ‘guide’ because I’m fed up of certain people (I shall name nobody) asking for help with the most basic computer-related tasks.”

“A lot of work went into getting the book ready for publishing, but because the topic was so interesting it didn’t feel like work at all.”

Head of Computing at Coleg y Cymoedd Dean Howells said “It is fantastic that Aaron has been able to apply the technical skills he learnt with us to produce a light hearted and relevant publication, which I am sure is going to be very popular. He exemplifies the confidence and entrepreneurship we try and instil in our learners no matter what path they take. We are extremely proud of Aaron and wish him all the best.”

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Learner publishes ‘Oldies Guide to Using a Computer’



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