Gratitude for 2017 in Retrospect
2017 was indeed an amazing and challenging year. Looking back at the excellent work, impact, testimonials as well as the challenges we overcame as a team; not forgetting the unique solutions that each member of the team have brought forward to bring us to this point in a journey of discovering ourselves and creating value for our stakeholders.
In the words of Thomas Carlyle, “Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” This quote can easily summarize our experience for the year 2017.
Against all odds, we have recorded outstanding growth across our product offerings and the testimonials from our delegates is a validation that we are doing the right thing by delivering cheaper learning experiences for our delegates and helping people become what they really want to be. Some of the progress we’ve made are highlighted below.
This is the power-house where delegates are groomed to become world-class Business Analysts, Project Managers, Developers, Scrum Masters, UI/UX Designers, Instructional Content Developers amongst others. Every delegate that passes through any of our courses is admitted to the WayMaker Digital Academy where we mentor them on contemporary techniques, tools and methods/processes for delivering world-class solutions.
The Academy grew from about 15 members in 2017 to over 60 delegates in 2017. We are hoping to surpass this feat in the coming year with the rollout of our Online Digital Academy Platform where members will have access to information, resources, bespoke courses and Mentorship for Career / Leadership Skills Development.
Ablaze Network (www.ablaze.network)
ABLAZE Network was borne to cater for the social network and personal development impact needs of the young professional seeking to stay relevant to clients, colleagues and the Business community. The full meaning was borne out of the key pillars of human capital development – “Authority | Boldness | Leadership | Attitude | Zest | Excellence.”
ABLAZE Network has hosted a couple of free Career MeetUp events in Manchester. The latest event featured a lineup of speakers from Business and the academia. Sponsors include WayMaker Learning, Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut and a host of others. You can sign up to join/register for upcoming events for ABLAZE Network here. The team have a line up of exciting and educative programs lined up to support individuals seeking to kickoff / start a new job or develop a career skill with funding support in 2018.
WayMaker Learning Free Seminar Series
WayMaker Learning organizes free seminars hosted in our office premises and In 2017, we had five (5) Free Seminars where attendees have the opportunity to meet professionals, discuss career/job opportunities and network for their own success
Career Success Stories
In 2017, our Associates on the WayMaker Digital Academy have kicked off career opportunities with Blue Chips Companies and some of our Associates secured career opportunities within the UK Public sector. Some of the organisations where our Associates have been placed include:
- Hertfordshire City Council
- Manchester City Council
- Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
- Royal Bank of Scotland Plc
- Stowes and Barnes
- Lloyds Bank Plc
- Customs and Excise
- Parliamentary Digital Service
- Ministry of Justice
- NHS England
- Capita Uk Plc
WayMaker Learning will be working with Hiring Managers, Recruiters and SMEs to introduce some of our best Associates within the Digital Academy for Career opportunities and we are so excited about this latest development.
Let’s shine brighter in 2018. Happy New Year.