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Featured Student for May 2017

Featured Student for May 2017

May 30, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

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 IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

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 IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

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 IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

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 IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

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 IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

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 IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

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

August’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

August’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

September 30, 2016 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

dena ketcher

Student of the month

Bio

“I have always had a passion for helping and teaching others and after graduating from Ottawa University with a BA in Education I decided to pursue an MA in Special Education.  I have been a Special Education teacher for Shawnee Mission School District since 2006.  In my years there I have had the pleasure of teaching every elementary grade level, and currently teach 4th-6th graders.  In 2011 I joined the Missouri Army National Guard as a Signal Support Specialist.  Read More

June’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

June’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

July 13, 2016 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

Jenna beckett

Bio

“I have spent the last 9 years in the Construction Management industry. Prior to that, I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. My diverse education and work history have allowed me to develop a core set of business skills that includes simultaneously managing multiple projects, solving complex problems, a commitment to project deadlines, actively listening to the concerns of project stakeholders, and developing creative solutions. I also take great pride in Read More

May’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

May’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

June 17, 2016 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

John timberlake

Bio

“Before coming to Centriq I was working as an Administrative Assistant for a moving company. While in that position, I developed my customer service skills (in person and over the phone) and learned how to prioritize and work as a member of a team. I heard about the TechSmart KC program from a friend who went through the IT Administration track and felt this was the Read More