I’m married with 2 great kids. I grew up playing sports and went to Lindenwood University on a baseball scholarship. I graduated with a degree in Athletic Training and then took a position as a restaurant manager. After being a restaurant manager for the last 9 years, I finally feel like I have found the right career in Web Development. It was a tough decision to make but I feel coding will offer me the satisfaction and opportunity that I have been looking for.
Centriq’s IT Career Program grads work for some really great companies. We asked Jay Chielens, IT Recruiter at TEKsystems, to tell us about his company and why they hire Centriq grads.
I was born and raised in Germany by my mother. At 16, I decided that I wanted to move to the United States for better opportunities. I joined the Air Force as a Security Forces member right out of High School. After my 4-year enlistment I was honorably discharged and started doing jobs as an Admin Assistant. I moved from Missouri to Wyoming to Massachusetts to Cali back to Missouri. I now live in Independence with my Husband and my cat Phelix.
If you want to succeed in the workplace, good communication skills are essential. After all, communication plays a key role in several other workplace skills needed on the job including conflict management, negotiation, networking, crucial conversations, leadership, teamwork, coaching and feedback, motivation, emotional intelligence, delegation, etc.Read More
Office 365 for HR Teams: Discover the O365 Onboarding & Adoption Process
Are you ready, HR? The O365 ball is in your court!
For years, IT has owned the deployment of Microsoft Office products. But as the Office 365 revolution grows, businesses must change the way they’re handling Microsoft Office adoption. Why? Because O365 is designed to be managed by business unit owners– not IT.
Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest-growing commercial product ever. Your company’s goal with O365 is to create a fully digital, collaborative workplace – because that’s the value of O365. But it takes more than just learning how to use Outlook in the Cloud. It has more than 20 productivity apps (in addition to Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint). It’s a fundamentally different way of working.
My name is Joshua Harrison. I served in the United States Army as a Field Artillery soldier. I deployed to Iraq in 2008 in Babil Province, which is south of Baghdad. Ever since I can remember, I have had a strong curiosity towards technology. When I was a child, my Father introduced me to the computer languages Visual Basic and HTML, and I was hooked! I have since explored technology further and I love to expand my knowledge of the “how’s” and “why’s” applications behave the way they do.
Centriq’s IT Career Program grads work for some really great companies. We asked Zachary Callaway, Candidate Engagement Manager at LaunchCode, to tell us about his company and why they hire Centriq grads.
Hi, my name Is Michael W. Smith. I currently am a student over at Centriq Training in St. Louis MO studying to be a System Administrator. I am also working on getting some certifications in my time here such as the A+, Sec+, Net+, and MTA just to name a few. Computers and Technology have always interested me. My goal is to become a successful individual who makes a great impact on a company and help drive them to success.
You may be asking yourself, “how is it possible that someone coming out of a four-month IT training program could possibly have a knowledge base similar to someone with 1-2 years of real-world experience?”
The answer: Centriq Training isn’t your average IT school.
I was born in the Pacific Northwest and I’ve lived there for most of my life. I have two sisters that live here in Kansas City, a brother in Washington, and my parents live in Florida. For the last five years, I worked in the construction industry as a full-time job while freelancing as a writer and editor. My wife and I still haven’t decided if we want children, but for now our dog Peanut fills that role.