Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Goals
Ramon Moreno decided to take a leap of faith and put all he had into starting a new career in Information Technology. Ramon heard about MyComputerCareer and decided to give it a try. He figured he had nothing to lose and everything to gain. Ramon began the program with many financial struggles, including getting his car repossessed just one week after starting school. Ramon says he did not know how he would get to class everyday, as campus is a 104 mile distance each week in order for him to attend classdfmrk. Ramon was determined and reminded himself daily that quitting was not an option.
After completing his first month, I met with Ramon during the career fair on campus in March. Ramon was eager to find an I.T. job that would help him pay his past due debts and get his car back in his possession, but would also allow him to continue to attend class at night. Ramon and I discussed various I.T. jobs in the area and I was able to make some calls to a few employers and set up an interviews. Ramon called me the next week to let me know that he was offered an I.T. contract on the spot! Ramon began working and paying his debts, including getting his car back within 2 weeks! While working the contract position, Ramon and I continued to job search, sending his resume to several employers and sending LinkedIn connections to employers as well. Ramon continued to stay focused, maintaining excellent attendance and has been able to obtain each certification as scheduled, including passing 4 cert exams in a row.
Ramon has since finished the I.T. contract and has started a new job as a Server and Network Support Analyst with Androit Partners. Ramon increased his salary from $15 per hour to $20 per hour in a matter of a few short months.
I recently spoke with Ramon and the HR director of Androit Partners via email, and they are planning to visit our campus in July to speak with our students about I.T. jobs they have available. Ramon ended our conversation by letting me know that he is appreciative of career services and all that MyComputerCareer has done and continues to do for him, and also stated “I am determined to complete this course with intent to continue to the next level certification focused on cyber security”
Ramon will graduate from MyComputerCareer in November. The sky is the limit for Ramon!
Launched in 2007, MyComputerCareer provides technical training, certification preparation and job placement support for adult learners looking to enter the Information Technology industry, as well as professionals seeking career advancement. Based in Holly Springs, North Carolina, MyComputerCareer is an innovative technical school with I.T. certifications taught online and at its seven campuses in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina and Texas. Students who complete MyComputerCareer’s Information Technology program earn highly valuable I.T. Certifications in areas ranging from Operating Systems to Computer Networks and Cyber Security.
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