Faculty Training Institute (FTI) proudly welcomes on board Quality Assurance (QA) and Testing specialist, Celia Gaylard. Celia joins FTI full time as its Portfolio Manager in the domain. Under her dynamic leadership and extensive industry experience, FTI is gearing for the repositioning and growth of its Quality Assurance and Testing portfolio over the next 12 months.

Celia has been actively involved in the software testing arena for 18 years. Mike Eccles, Programme Director of FTI said that Celia was their first choice to grow FTI’s QA and Testing Portfolio. “Since 2011, Celia been lecturing and designing courseware for FTI on a part-time basis. We sought to retain her permanently this year. Celia has held multiple senior test leadership roles in the banking and telecommunications industries.”

Celia describes educating and moulding testers as her greatest passion. In her personal experience as a sought –after and often head-hunted tester, Celia explains that having interpersonal skills opens doors to career opportunities and advancement. “Interpersonal skills increases understanding between all stakeholders in the SDLC and ensures quality throughout the whole process through collaboration.”

FTI’s upgraded Certificate Programme in Software Testing launches this October 2014. The course will equip testers not only to be technically proficient, but places emphasis on communication and leadership skills. “It is important that testers lead not only themselves but are also skilled at leading others,” says Celia.

In the third quarter of 2014, FTI will also be introducing additional new

short courses on Automation in Testing, SQL for Testers and Soft Skills for Testers. It complements FTI’s highly popular 3 day Fundamentals of Software Quality Assurance and 3 day Effective User Acceptance Testing courses.

For further information about these or other courses in FTI’s portfolio, please contact Lauren on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /021 6834506 in Cape Town or Nondi on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /011 807 9478 in Johannesburg.

.Established in 1989, Faculty Training Institute is a leading provider of training courses and related services to organisations across Southern Africa.  FTI focuses on skills for the knowledge professional in the domains of Business and Systems Analysis, Project Management, QA and Testing, Business, Process and Information Modelling, Enterprise Architecture and problem solving, thinking  and communication skills. Visit

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