Sudbury woman Paulette Smith won two awards at a West Suffolk College annual prize giving held in Bury St Edmunds.
She came top in the college’s Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards – winning the digital and technology learner of the year and outstanding student of the year at the Sudbury Learning Centre in Cornard Road.
She said: “After being made redundant in 2013, I felt my skills had not kept pace with the changing requirements for a new job, so I decided to get in touch with the learning centre and focus on updating my skills.”
She enrolled on several courses, including job application skills and interview skills, while attending computer classes in word processing, spreadsheets, database and publishing. She also enrolled on a City and Guilds book-keeping and accounts course.
She added: “The stress-free environment at the centre helps build confidence, not only on the subject matter but also when applying for jobs.”
Paulette, left, is pictured receiving her student of the year award from the centre’s Gill Corke, who added: “We are so proud of Paulette – she has worked very hard.”