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67 Free Resources to Teach your Child to Code (Even If You Can’t)

67 Free Resources to Teach your Child to Code (Even If You Can’t)

April 19, 2016 in College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

Maybe the title should say “especially if you can’t” code. Because that’s really the dilemma, isn’t it? You know that the more technology your child knows, the better off he or she will be. But how do you teach your child to code if you don’t know how to yourself? What exactly do they need to know and when and how should they learn it? This is an issue important for all parents, but especially for parents that homeschool their children.Read More

What do I get with a Microsoft Certification Booster Pack?

What do I get with a Microsoft Certification Booster Pack?

April 12, 2016 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

In March 2016, Microsoft announced that they were doing away with the Second Shot option for Certification exams. They are now offering three Booster Packs which deliver more options when purchasing a Microsoft Certification exam. These options range from practice tests to retake opportunities, allowing you to choose what you need to succeed. The Booster Pack offers are only available for purchase through August 31, 2016.Read More

New IT Jobs for TechSmart KC Grads – March 2016

New IT Jobs for TechSmart KC Grads – March 2016

April 9, 2016 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Centriq Training

TechSmart KC Alumni On the Move

Not only does Centriq’s TechSmart KC Program train you for IT jobs, but we also assist with IT job placements immediately after graduation and throughout your career.

The following alumni have recently changed jobs … find them on LinkedIn and congratulate them! Or, if you’re looking to make a change yourself, send them a message to see if there are any other open positions at their new company.

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Centriq TechSmart KC Alumni Network Newsletter – March 2016

Centriq TechSmart KC Alumni Network Newsletter – March 2016

April 7, 2016 in IT Career Program Alumni / by Centriq Training

TechSmart KC Alumni Newsletter

2015 brought a number of changes to Centriq Training! Our facility was remodeled to accommodate two new classrooms and a break area on the North side of the building. The existing break room on the South end of the building received new furniture and vending services. Plus, an instructor prep area and employee break room was added on the first floor.Read More

What the heck is a Django Girl?

What the heck is a Django Girl?

April 1, 2016 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

I know, right? That’s the question I got from the first four people I told about Centriq sponsoring the initial Django Girls Workshop in Kansas City. Well, here’s your answer. Django is one of many web frameworks that help developers build websites. Django Girls is an incredible group that provides the framework needed to help women organize free, one-day website programming workshops across the country. The primary goal of the workshops is bringing more women into the world of technology.Read More

March’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

March’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

March 23, 2016 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

Shannon Faucett

Bio

“My name is Shannon Faucett. I am Kansas born and bred, and originally studied mechanical engineering at the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!), which is where I had my first encounter with programming… I wish I had recognized it then as love-at-first-sight. If I could go back and tell myselfRead More