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Claire is an experienced teacher and an expert of office administration. A UCT graduate, she achieved a Bachelor of Business Science in 1992. Since that time she has been involved with various projects teaching people the skills needed to efficiently manage an office environment, and aiding in the upliftment and education of disadvantaged students.
Claire joined Montrose Secretarial College in 1995, where she developed new business and administration courses. She became the Principal of the school in 1997 and the Director of the company in 1998. Under her leadership Montrose saw many improvements. Changing the name to Montrose Business College, she registered the college as a provider of internationally recognised certifications with Pitmans Qualifications UK and the London Chamber of Commerce Industry & Education Board. She launched new diploma & certificate programs, which consist of Business & Office Administration, MS Office Skills, Secretarial Practices, Typewriting and Business English. During that time she also worked closely with leading Western Cape schools to educate those students looking to obtain valuable office and administrative skills that would equip them on entering the employment market, both locally and internationally. Additionally, she launched a bursary scheme to assist those disadvantaged students obtain a practical qualification that would help them along their career path. Her contribution also included the important relationships she developed with leading recruitment agencies to aid students in being placed in the secretarial or administrative sector.
Claire is a firm believer in career-based training, believing that students should seek out courses that will equip them to handle the requirements and pressures of the business world. With the increasing demand for higher standards and skills in business, it is becoming more important for students to look for practical training that will directly prepare them for what they can expect in the workplace.
Since leaving Montrose Business College after 14 years of service, Claire has continued to be involved with education and helping people develop their administrative skills.