am a PICTA Peer Tutor and I completed the course in September 2005. I found the
course very fulfilling and extremely rewarding. I think the way the course has
been structured is quite clever; it keeps you interested until the very last module of CCNA 4.
I was always eager to start a new module because I anticipated learning something new, such as: Frame Relay, ISDN,
or VLAN’s. My feelings towards PICTA are axiomatic; it is the best educational
course within the prison milieu. PICTA has without doubt altered my life and
hopefully set me on the path to a satisfying, lucrative and law abiding new career.
Due to the course structure I was totally motivated throughout the course. Now
I’ve got the I.T bug, I am like a kid with a new toy; I don’t want to stop learning. My I.T education will continue for the rest of my life. Below
are the courses and qualifications I have attained from PICTA:
IT Essential 1
IT Essential 2
To conclude, I think what Cisco Systems and the Prison
Service are doing with the PICTA project is extremely
commendable and PICTA should be supported by everyone
who supports the rehabilitation of offenders. Offenders in
he prison estate should grab this opportunity with both
arms, for it has the potential to alter their lives for the better.