As we adjust to the new normal in this changing world, we need to act faster than ever before. Not only will this pandemic change how we fulfill our business’s needs, but also how we prepare for future emergencies. By providing training experiences for your staff, you can help not only strengthen their productivity and confidence, but also develop new skills to help create a more rounded team. Creating new learning opportunities for your staff not only will help enforce the feeling of value but will also help create a stronger workforce in your organization.
Centriq’s IT Career Program grads work for some really great companies. We asked Shannon Morris, Owner of Freedom Staffing, to tell us about her company and why they hire Centriq grads.
My name is Michael Callis. I have worked in different warehouse jobs over the years. I have worked as a chemical processor, delivery worker and even simple jobs such as shipping and receiving and pulling orders. I enjoy working with people, helping others and working with my hands. I have always had an interest in seeing how things worked and dismantling them and trying to put them back together. That is what sparked my interest in IT.
To some, working from home sounds like the perfect way to keep up on projects and daily work activities. But with much of the workforce working from home under the current “shelter in place” restrictions, many projects are being pushed. This often leaves more time to take on additional tasks. If you or your team have been eager to learn a new skill or strengthen your existing skills, why not use this extra time to take an online, remote or virtual technical training class?
With the health and safety of our students, our employees and their families being of utmost importance Centriq Training began preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic in early March.
WhAT IS LIVE VIRTUAL TRAINING: sAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT cENTRIQ
With the health and safety of our students and employee team being of utmost importance – and in compliance with government directives – Centriq Training has transitioned its entire operations to a “Work from Home” workforce. All classes, all operations and all sales functions at Centriq are temporarily 100% virtual (or remote). In fact, all our classes have been Live Virtual Training since March 9. (Read about Centriq’s Response to COVID-19). This applies to both our Corporate Training division and our IT Career Training division.
I’m originally from West Virginia but moved to Kansas City seven years ago. I have a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and 7 years of experience in IT. I started out as tech support representative for Frontier Communications when I lived in West Virginia. When I came to Kansas City, I was a Quality Assurance Tester with USDA.
My name is Abigayle Willis I am a receptionist/swim teacher turned web developer. I have always loved math and science but really wanted to work in a field where I was able to interact with people on a regular basis. Web development feels like a perfect fit because of the logic element I enjoyed from math, the constant changes and new things to learn, and the teamwork element my extrovertedness prefers.
I’m a 5-year US Navy veteran, where I was a supervisor and specialized in driving Search and Rescue/Maritime Interdiction boats. Post-Navy, I went on to obtain my bachelor’s in Criminal Justice at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Currently, I am an ATM Technician, replenishing and ATMs and troubleshooting malfunctions.
I grew up in Kansas City and I have spent most of my adult life working in the food industry, in the same restaurant, for seven years. I learned all the positions and went from server to head-line cook, where I learned every facet of the business, got to meet all kinds of people, and learn how to cook which had always been an interest of mine.