Centriq’s programs are designed specifically to train you for a new career in IT. Whether you are looking for a college alternative, want out of a dead end job, just got laid off or are transitioning from the military into a civilian career, there’s a great chance someone in a similar situation and background like yours has changed their career – and their life – at Centriq. Here are just some examples:
Track: Full Stack Web Developer Old Job: Sales Associate New Job: Software Developer
“I had been in sales for the past six years and was tired of chasing unrealistic sales quotas. I was thirty years old with a girlfriend and two kids to support, so I knew I needed a more fulfilling career with a better income. Centriq gave me just that! I was hired as a software developer and love my new career. My girlfriend and I were able to get married and buy a house with the income boost. I also have a flexible schedule and the option to work remotely which allows me to be there for my kids for school events, or when they're sick.”
Track: Systems & Security Administrator Old Job: Military Food Safety Specialist New Job: Field Support Technician
“When I left the military, I knew I wanted a career in IT. I enrolled in classes at a community college but quickly realized it was not for me. I was completely dissatisfied with college life. I felt stuck behind what I thought was a necessary degree. My wife has worked in the IT industry for years and recommended Centriq to me… at the time, I had no idea how much Centriq would end up doing for my family.”
Track: Full Stack Web Developer New Job: Manufacturer Old Job: App Developer
“I was working as a manufacturer when I was hit head-on by a drunk driver. The car wreck had a big influence on my life: I had a two-year-old, a spinal injury, no job, no income and no plan. When I heard about Centriq, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to make a career move that would increase my quality of life and give me a better financial future for my daughter. Looking back, it was the best thing to ever happen to me.”
Track: Full Stack Web Developer Old Job: Pastor New Job: .Net Software Developer
“I spent fifteen years as a United Methodist Pastor. The denomination needed me to relocate, but I didn’t want to leave the Kansas City area. I knew it was time for a career change. I always loved technology, so Centriq’s 4-month IT Career Program seemed like a great fit. Now, I’m a software developer and I love what I do! I get to make a difference for other people, I have more time for my family and we get to stay in KC!”
Track: Systems & Security Administrator Old Job: Military Police Corrections Officer New Job: Service Desk Analyst
“I served in the United States Army as a military police officer for twenty years. After retiring, I thought about getting back into police work but I knew I needed more stable hours and better pay to support my family. After graduating from Centriq, I accepted a position as a Service Desk Analyst. My new career not only allows me to work in a field I love, but also gives me the flexibility to have a personal life with my kids and hobbies… something that was very hard to balance while serving in the military.”
Track: Full Stack Web Developer Old Job: Retail Associate New Job: Web Developer
“I worked in the sales industry for fifteen years. After finding myself looking for work on multiple occasions, I decided to take a step back and reevaluate my career options. I have a young family to support, so I knew I needed a career with more stability— both financially and professionally. I talked some family members that were in IT and they said Centriq was the place to go if I wanted a career in IT. They were right.”
Old Job: Student New Job: Network Analyst
"I decided after high school that I wanted to attend The University of Kansas. As great as KU is and how much I enjoyed my time there, it just wasn't the best fit for me. I wanted to attend a place like Centriq where you didn't have to take a bunch of general education classes, a place where I could get a more concentrated and focused learning experience. At Centriq, you get hands on experience and smaller classes that makes it easier for the instructors to help each student individually."
Track: Application Developer Old Job: Hospitality, Retail Management New Job: SharePoint Developer
"I was working in the hospitality and retail management industries and there just wasn't enough of a challenge creatively in it to keep my mind as engaged as it needed to be. I needed a job I actually enjoyed doing. I enjoyed the level of interactive instruction at Centriq, without a doubt. The trainers made all the difference in the world. I've found that graduates of this program are respected by companies all over the Midwest. It's a fantastic reputation to be a part of."
Track: Application Developer Old Job: Student New Job: Developer
I specifically wanted to get into the technology industry. After researching university options, I made the decision that Centriq's 4 month career program with actual up-to-date technology was a more viable option to get employed. The instructors at Centriq are by far the best teachers I have experienced. They made class fun and interactive. I love my new career path. I enjoy going to work every day and the new challenges each day presents."
Track: Application Developer Old Job: Meter Reader New Job: Chief Technical Officer
"Prior to Centriq, I read electric meters all day and was working towards a degree in computer programming. But at the rate I was going, I wouldn't get my associates degree for another 2 years. I decided to go to Centriq because it was real, hands-on training instead of "read this chapter and write an essay." Now I'm working as a Chief Technical Officer and literally using what I learned at Centriq every single day."
Track: IT Administration Old Job: Grocery Store Manager New Job: Security Systems Administrator
"I wanted to go into a field where I could keep learning and bettering myself. I found my new career through the IT Career program and Centriq Career Consultant, Tina. After the track was over she helped me throughout my entire job search."
Track: IT Administration Old Job: Casino Table Games Dealer New Job: Network Technician
"Working the in IT field has given me much greater prospects for my future than ever before. In my new position I have lots of opportunities to get started and lots of opportunities to move up; all as a result of me attending Centriq."
Track: Application Developer Old Job: Graphic Designer New Job: Jr. Programmer Analyst
"When I figured out companies from around KC send their IT people to Centriq for training, I knew I could trust them with my future. Technology is challenging, no doubt, but everyone there made it a great experience. After my training, Centriq helped me land a job as a Programmer Analyst. In terms of job security, the cool thing is I can develop software for any company in the world, in any industry you can imagine."
Track: Application Developer Old Job: Mainframe Developer New Job: .NET Developer
"Prior to coming to Centriq, I was a mainframe developer for 15 years. Technology has always been a passion of mine. I'm extremely glad I made the decision to come to Centriq. The instructors have been great and the classes have been a good mix from normal difficulty to challenging. In the case of the challenging material, we went over it multiple times in multiple ways. I would highly recommend Centriq Training to anyone wanting to learn. My only regret is that I didn't contact them sooner."
Track: Application Developer Old Job: Hair Stylist New Job: Software Consultant and Business Developer
"I did hair and massage for 10 years before I needed a new direction in life. I didn't have any experience when I walked into Centriq and it didn't matter one bit. Everyone there went to such lengths to make sure I was "getting it." I'm excited to go to work everyday. I honestly consider it a great turning point in my life and I recommend them to everyone I know. I am so proud of what I did and do."
Track: Application Developer Old Job: Line Cook, Plumber, Pharmacy Tech New Job: Development Operations
"Before I came to Centriq, I did a little of everything. I was a line cook, a pharmacy tech and even a plumber. I was also enrolled as a student in a traditional college and found that university life just wasn't for me. In one week at Centriq, I had already learned more than I did in one year at a 4-year university."
Track: Network Administration Old Job: Consolidated & Audited Immigration Paperwork New Job: Workstation Tech
"Before Centriq I consolidated and audited immigration paperwork for the National Benefits Center. I wanted my job to be more engaging and have more opportunities to grow in a field that I knew would continue to thrive in the future. My new career offers nearly double the salary after bonuses and has so much more potential for growth."
Track: IT Administration Old Job: Real Estate New Job: Desktop Support Specialist
"Real estate was never my niche and I have always had a passion for computers and technology. I didn't want to be in school for several years before I could have a career. I worked during the day so the night classes were perfect for me. With Centriq's all-inclusive track it seemed like a perfect match. I really enjoyed the teachers a lot because they were very passionate about teaching their knowledge. It's great finally having a passion for your work."
Track: IT Administration Old Job: Casino Supervisor New Job: Desktop Support Supervisor
"Prior to Centriq, I was a Games Supervisor for a local casino. I was ready for a career change and had always been interested in computers, so I started the IT Administrator track at Centriq. After graduation I found my IT job through Centriq's job placement Centriq Connections program. This will lay the foundation for my IT career and future goals. I was a casino worker. I'm just one of a lot of others who have been successul in finding a job without IT experience."
Track: Full Stack Web Development Old Job: Air Force Security Specialist New Job: .NET Developer
"After years of working blue collar and serving in the military, I was starting to ‘burn out’ and wanted a change. Centriq teaches you so much so fast it’s unbelievable, and most importantly you learn how to teach yourself new skills. Now I’ve started a great career that I enjoy going to every day instead of dragging myself to another job, and my family loves having me around now that I’m on a normal schedule!"
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