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Featured STL Student for April 2021

Featured STL Student for April 2021

April 15, 2021 in Featured Students / by Edward Perry

Jordan Felix

Jordan Felix Featured Student

Bio

Hi! My name is Jordan Felix. I am a hardworking, hard playing individual who enjoys a good audiobook, playing my guitar, and being a supporting husband for my wife and her business. I was born and raised in the Metro East area and attended Southwestern Illinois College for Music Education before plunging into the work force.  I have always let my curiosity drive my passions and, after dabbling in some online networking courses, I knew that I wanted to get serious about a career in IT.

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Featured Networking Student for April 2021

Featured Networking Student for April 2021

April 8, 2021 in Featured Students / by Edward Perry

Dylan Sauer

Dylan Sauer Featured Student

Bio

Hi! I’m Dylan, I have been a Kansas native since birth, growing up in Olathe, Lawrence and even Ottawa. Before coming to Centriq I worked in warehouse and logistics for about 7 years. I always knew that warehouse working was never going to be the place I wanted to stay, so I decided to take it into my own hands and finally work in technology. Working in the IT field is something I have wanted since I was a child trying to figure out my mother’s computer. I cannot wait to see the future that is unfolded in front of me!

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Meet the Instructor: Ley Fatzinger

Meet the Instructor: Ley Fatzinger

April 6, 2021 in Corporate IT Training / by Centriq Training

Meet Ley Fatzinger, one of Centriq’s Corporate Technical Trainers! Ley has been with Centriq since 2016, coming from over 25 years of industry experience that she brings to the classroom. As a lifelong learner, Ley loves to discover and explore new things that she can not only apply to her lessons, but also help make her more well-rounded through books, music, and traveling.

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Featured Developer Student for April  2021

Featured Developer Student for April 2021

April 1, 2021 in Featured Students / by Edward Perry

Sawyer Gobin

Sawyer Gobin Featured Student

BIO

I came to Kansas City to study Music Education and as much as I loved the teachings, I quickly found the career field wasn’t a fit for me.

Since then I’ve been problem-solving on the daily as a restaurant manager and found I most enjoyed analyzing, deconstructing, and finally solving big, complex problems.

Of course as I learned that about myself, the transition to programming was almost a no-brainer.

It was an instant fit and I love it more every day!

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5 Tech Roles Sorely Lacking Talent in 2021

5 Tech Roles Sorely Lacking Talent in 2021

March 31, 2021 in Centriq News / by Elizabeth Granada

COVID has changed the professional working world forever. In the case of IT, however, that might just be a positive thing. According to IT staffing agency Motion Recruitment, the market lost 180,000 total jobs in December 2020 – but gained 20,000 IT jobs. Why has the IT job market exploded, and what are the most in-demand tech roles in 2021?

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2021 IT Certification Roadmap

2021 IT Certification Roadmap

March 15, 2021 in Corporate IT Training / by Alison Gibson

The Global Knowledge 2020 IT Skills and Salary Report is out, covering the biggest trends and findings from the year previous, including the most popular IT certifications worldwide. According to the report this past year was big for IT certifications: 87% of IT professionals have at least one certification, with 40% already working on pursuing their next certification. After training to receive a certification, professionals see instant results: over half of the certified professionals said their quality of work has improved, and one-third of certified professionals find their work to be more engaging since they have become certified.

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Featured Networking Student for March 2021

Featured Networking Student for March 2021

March 11, 2021 in Featured Students / by Edward Perry

Dakota Oney

Dakota Oney Featured Student

Bio

Hello!! My name is Dakota Oney! I recently moved up to Kansas from Waco, TX to start a family with my wife. Before coming to Centriq I worked in the screen-printing industry for about seven years. A large part of my job involved being at my computer, responding to emails and creating artwork using different design software. After I eventually left that job, working with my computer was something I deeply missed and that has been rekindled thanks to Centriq.

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Why hiring women in technology is even more important in a post-COVID world

Why hiring women in technology is even more important in a post-COVID world

March 8, 2021 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Jenna Beckett

The 2021 celebration of International Women’s day is one that will likely be the most somber in recent history. We are going into March 8th with the harsh reality of the effects COVID-19 has had on the work force and how those effects disproportionately impact women. Smithsonian Magazine reports that between August and September of 2020, 865,000 women left the workforce completely. This exodus can largely be attributed to the increased domestic burden placed on women when schools around the country moved to a virtual learning model. When compared to the 216,000 men who left the workforce in the same period, the differences are disheartening to say the least.

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Featured Developer Student for March  2021

Featured Developer Student for March 2021

March 4, 2021 in Featured Students / by Edward Perry

Bryan Clingan

Bryan Clingan Featured Student

BIO

I’m Bryan Clingan. I was born and raised in Kansas City. Growing up I was very active in Boy Scouts and achieved the rank of Eagle in 2016. I was employed at QuikTrip for four years after high school, with two years in Kansas City. After which, I was promoted to assistant manager and I was sent to Austin, TX to open a brand-new market for QuikTrip in the area. Once COVID-19 hit I began to think about other career options that would allow me to challenge myself and that I had a personal interest in.

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