Why do customers love our Office courses? Our trainers are tops!

The business world runs on Microsoft Office, which is why Office training courses are among our most popular. But, that’s not the only reason. Customers also love our Office courses because we have some of the best Microsoft Certified Trainers in the country – such as Mark Allen and Phil Healy.

Mark and Phil run classes on the full Microsoft Office suite, including Office 2016 and Office 365, in Auckland and Christchurch respectively.

They are also in high demand by customers to support their Office suite upgrades and rollouts through demonstration seminars, on-site “floor walking”, webinars and hands-on training sessions.

Get to know Mark and Phil below…

Auldhouse Microsoft Certified Trainer - Mark Allen

Mark Allen, Senior IT Trainer, Auckland:

How long have you been an Auldhouse trainer? 11 years

How long have you been a Microsoft trainer? 16 Years

What do you love about being an Auldhouse trainer? I love the family feel, friendly environment and how everyone is passionate about what they do.

What makes you passionate about your work? I love helping people increase their productivity and helping them discover new features and watching them “ooh and ahh” when they realise their potential.

What are your interests outside from work? My wife and two young boys, Kenan and Kaleb. I also like to do boxing classes and the gym.

Most interesting feedback ever received from a student? There has been a lot of great feedback over the years, but my favourite must be to be told by a group that I was the best trainer they have ever had – particularly since they were all teachers and trainers themselves.

Phil Healy, Applications Trainer, Auldhouse

Philip Healy, Applications Trainer, Christchurch:

How long have you been an Auldhouse trainer? Nearly three years.

How long have you been a Microsoft trainer? Over 14 years.

What do you love about being an Auldhouse trainer? Being supported to continually develop, learn new skills and keep up to date with technology.

What makes you passionate about your work? Having the opportunity to share my enthusiasm with students every day, and helping them to find better ways to do their work.

What are your interests outside from work? My two young children keep me pretty busy, but I enjoy playing tennis, bridge and the piano when I get the chance.

Most interesting feedback ever received from a student? That I “sounded funny”, in a good Irish accent sort of way (I think!).

With such awesome talent, is it any surprise we’re New Zealand’s most awarded Microsoft training provider – having won the Microsoft New Zealand’s Gold Learning Partner of the Year Award seven times?

In fact, read what Barrie Sheers, Managing Director of Microsoft New Zealand, had to say about us:

“Auldhouse was the first training organisation to partner with Microsoft New Zealand in 1990 and since then has helped thousands of New Zealand customers grow their businesses by consistently providing world-class Microsoft training on a wide range of products. Auldhouse is Microsoft New Zealand’s only gold-level Learning Partner and is known for their high-quality Microsoft Certified Trainers, facilities, and professional engagement.”

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