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April’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

May 3, 2016 in TechSmart KC / by Thane Clark

Jenni Ruby

Bio

“I grew up in Lee’s Summit and graduated from Lee’s Summit North High School. After a couple of years of college, I didn’t feel that the environment was a fit and I was still trying to figure out what my career would look like. For the past few years I have worked exclusively in the service industry as an assistant manager. While I enjoyed this field, I knew this was not what I saw as my lifelong career. I knew that technology is a growing field which is constantly changing and evolving. My passion for computers, learning technology and troubleshooting are what influenced the direction of my desired career path. Read More

New Alumni Job Board Goes Live May 2016

New Alumni Job Board Goes Live May 2016

April 29, 2016 in Alumni / by Sara Lamb

Tina & Kiera have previously emailed job notifications from hiring managers, recruiters, IT managers and others seeking to hire graduates of Centriq’s TechSmart KC program.

We wanted to make it easier for you to view all available positions at a glance, so we’ve created an Alumni Network Job Board on LinkedIn! A handful of positions are posted out there currently, but the board will officially go live on Monday, May 2.Read More

New IT Jobs for TechSmart KC Grads – April 2016

New IT Jobs for TechSmart KC Grads – April 2016

April 27, 2016 in Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

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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Congratulations instructors!

Congratulations instructors!

April 21, 2016 in Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

Congratulations to three Centriq instructors who recently received 2016 Q1 Excellence Awards!

Every quarter one instructor from our Corporate Division and two instructors from our Career Division (an Application Developer trainer and an IT Administrator trainer) are recognized for their hard work, dedication to our students and the positive feedback they receive on the evaluations students fill out at the end of their classes.

Congratulations and thank you for all that you do for our students to Karla Sharp – Corporate Technical Trainer, Chuck Wieners – Application Developer Trainer, Jerrod Wilson – IT Administrator Trainer.

CompTIA Announces Exam Series Retirement

CompTIA Announces Exam Series Retirement

April 20, 2016 in Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

In Q4 of 2015, CompTIA announced that their A+ 800 series exams will be expiring on June 20, 2016. After that date, those exams will be pulled from all testing centers around the world. If you are already A+ certified, your certification will stay the same and you can stop reading this post now. But, if you haven’t received your A+ certification yet … keep reading!Read More

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 Career, College Alternatives / 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, Microsoft / by Sara Lamb

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

April 9, 2016 in Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

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.

Read More