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Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for July 2017

Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for July 2017

July 31, 2017 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

michael garten

Michael-Garten

Bio

“I grew up on a farm outside of a small town, which led me to learn to entertain myself pretty early, mostly by tearing things apart to see how they work, or building Lego cities. After high school, I went to Longview Community College for a year to play baseball then transferred to Missouri State University to study Marketing. Once I graduated, I spent some time in account management/project management based roles, and I found myself building the tools to help my co-workers do their jobs. I’ve always enjoyed studying how people interact with their daily processes and routines. I decided to make a career of turning those processes and routines into software.Read More

Featured IT Administrator Student for June 2017

Featured IT Administrator Student for June 2017

July 31, 2017 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

gabriel valencia

GabrielValencia

Bio

“Originally from Kansas City, I joined the Army at a young age. In my time in the military, I worked in Air Defense maintaining Sentinel Radars and sending live air data to all respective ranks. My thought was that I could be patriotic and still secure a career after leaving the military. After leaving and taking a few jobs to assimilate to the civilian world, I decided to use the technical skills gained in the military and join the I.T. industry. Working my way up throughout the years, from Tier 1 Help Desk to Tier 3, I currently work as a Jr Systems Administrator for the infrastructure team at a local company, maintaining the back-end appliances.Read More

Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for June 2017

Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for June 2017

July 31, 2017 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

Cody blanchard

CodyBlanchard

Bio

“For the last 5 years I’ve been working in restaurant management and marketing in Kansas City, Missouri. I also served in the Missouri National Guard from 2001 to 2009 as a Cannon Crewman. Along the way I’ve gained an understanding of the dynamics of a team, communication, and how to succeed in fast-paced, high-stress situations. In February of 2017 I began attending Centriq Training, and am looking forward to starting a new career with a great company.Read More

Featured Student for May 2017

Featured Student for May 2017

May 30, 2017 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

KAYLA TOMOSIESKI

Bio

“I have worked as a clerk for QuikTrip for the past 7 years. I have learned several skills from this position: active listening, teamwork, and time management in a fast-paced environment. Prior to that I worked for a catering company where I learned the importance of communication, multi-tasking and how to coordinate with other groups/teams. Recently, I noticed I had lost the joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction I once had and knew it was time to seek out a new challenge. I had never seen myself as a developer until I started classes at Centriq Training. Now, I cannot express how excited I am to begin my career in the IT Industry. I am pleased to say attending Centriq has been one of the greatest highlights of my life.Read More

Featured Student for April 2017

Featured Student for April 2017

May 23, 2017 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

MAXWELL RAMIREZ

Bio

“Originally from the Dominican Republic, I moved here in the early 2000’s. In the beginning years, it was difficult for me to communicate with my classmates so, throughout my high school career I was very involved in the fine arts, sports, and student government to refine my English and engage more with my classmates. These activities led me to the University of Missouri-Kansas City where I graduated with a Bachelors in Political Science. While at UMKC, I was involved in Read More

Featured Student for March 2017

Featured Student for March 2017

April 28, 2017 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

Katie Dougherty

Student-of-the-month

Bio

“I started working for Southwest Airlines in 2006 as a Customer Service Agent in Kansas City and worked there for almost 8 years. In 2013, Amber Rothermel approached me about a job opportunity as the team manager for her real estate group. I was excited to change career paths and explore something new. After a year in that role I decided to take a position as the lead buyer’s agent on the team and help train the new team manager. These different work experiences have given meRead More

Featured Student for February 2017

Featured Student for February 2017

March 20, 2017 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

MAURICE JONES

Bio

“I’m a lifelong resident of the Kansas City. For the past 30 years I’ve worked in the Automotive Technology field. It began after I received my Associates Degree in Applied Sciences after attending Longview Community College on scholarship. For 15 years I worked as a Mechanic’s helper, Shop Technician and Field Mechanic, and for the other 15 years, I was a Maintenance Supervisor. In these roles I’ve learned valuable life skills which include being able to work with a diverse group of people, leadership, managing teams, and working well under pressure. Read More

Featured Student for January 2017

Featured Student for January 2017

February 1, 2017 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

DEVIN KONKEL

Bio

“I am a Fort Hays State University alumnus, where I graduated with a degree in Communications with a Theatre emphasis, and a minor in Business Administration. While in school, I was in the customer service industry where I learned to balance my work/school life, communicate with customers, and provide them with detailed answers. After school I began working for Read More

Featured Student for October 2016

Featured Student for October 2016

December 7, 2016 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

colton robinette

Bio

“I am a KC area native as I grew up in the Northland area around Liberty. I graduated from Liberty High School and started working at Best Buy. While there I worked as a sales associate in computer solutions. I provided customer service/support, trained new employees, and taught customers basic computer-usage skills. While working there a family member Read More

September’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

September’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

October 27, 2016 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

Tyler Ward

Bio

“I’m a recent transplant to Kansas City, MO from Stillwater, OK and have really enjoyed exploring the city so far. Prior to coming to Centriq, I went to Oklahoma State University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with a focus on animal biotechnology and, later, a Masters in Science in Entomology. After graduation, I worked in customer service and laboratory-based jobs, both of which taught me a lot about teamwork, meticulous record keeping, and time management.?? My education and science-based work experience taught me how to be Read More