“I came to ACG Yoobee about six months after finishing high school. I loved the thought of practical courses, and the fact that ACG Yoobee’s diplomas are short and to the point. Everything we learned was relevant to the workplace, and we did a couple of projects working on real life jobs for real life clients. I worked with a doctor and did the design and layout of an Antibiotic Guidelines Handbook to be used in Samoa's main hospital. I have had ongoing work from this project - next we're doing a handbook for Rarotonga. I also did a job for a client who manufactures home brewery systems, creating branding, business cards, a brochure and a user guide. For the Project Choice assignment we were required to learn a new skill. I learnt how to use Adobe Muse and created a website for the Nelson Angel Women's Loan Fund, a non-profit organisation. “These projects and assignments were all practice for the variety of work we would face in the working world. Being able to see each project unfold from start to finish was really rewarding - pulling together research from various sources, putting together concepts and then producing the final printed product to a professional standard. As well as assignments which gave us authentic industry experience, we also had assignments which could win us prizes. In the FMC Packaging assignment in Computer Graphic Design, my coffee beans barcode won second prize in the GS1 barcode competition. I won $1000 in prize money! “So many of the skills I learnt at ACG Yoobee have helped me get where I am today. Using industry standard software on a daily basis is really valuable as it teaches you how to work quickly and efficiently in a real job. We worked a..."