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Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for August 2017

Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for August 2017

August 18, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

Peter Weisensee

Centriq Training Student of the Month

Bio

“I was born in Texas, but have spent most of my life around the Kansas City area.  After graduating high school and being blessed with a daughter, Rhian, I decided to join the Air Force and train as an Air Traffic Controller.  I worked in the aviation industry for over 10 years, both as a military Non-Commissioned Officer for the Air Force and as a civilian Air Traffic Controller for the Federal Government.  I’ve spent time in many different regions of the United States as well as time overseas in Germany, Iraq, and Qatar.  Down the road, I would like to end up in Austin, Texas to be close to my brother and some other family.Read More

Featured IT Administrator Student for August 2017

Featured IT Administrator Student for August 2017

August 18, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

Jordan provo

Centriq Training Student of the Month

Bio

“I was born and raised in Kansas City and attended high school in Oak Grove, MO.  Prior to coming to Centriq, I was a Line Cook and Receiver Supervisor at a gourmet grocery store named Dean and Deluca, located in the heart of Leawood.  I worked my way up at Dean and Deluca over my four years of employment there.  However, I realized wasn’t going to be able to grow financially in the way I wanted to by working in the food industry, so I decided to leave Dean and Deluca.  Growing up, I always had a strong passion for technology.  I built my first computer in the 8th grade and obtained a few IT certifications in high school. My passion for technology is what made me decide to go to Centriq.Read More

Featured IT Administrator Student for July 2017

Featured IT Administrator Student for July 2017

July 31, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

Cameron Plas

Cameron-Plas

Bio

“I am a lifelong learner who loves dogs, music and all things technology. I grew up in a small town and wrestled for 8 years, even winning the state championship. I moved to Kansas City in high school and enjoy all things KC.  Before coming to Centriq, I was the lead over a small team involved with medical coding, billing, training and customer service at Apria Healthcare for just over four years. Prior to that, I was an assistant manager at Sheridan’s Frozen Custard for over five years. My previous work involvement has provided me a wealth of experience in communication, problem solving, leadership, and how to thrive in ever-changing, fast-paced environments.Read More

Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for July 2017

Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for July 2017

July 31, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

michael garten

Michael-Garten

Bio

“I grew up on a farm outside of a small town, which led me to learn to entertain myself pretty early, mostly by tearing things apart to see how they work, or building Lego cities. After high school, I went to Longview Community College for a year to play baseball then transferred to Missouri State University to study Marketing. Once I graduated, I spent some time in account management/project management based roles, and I found myself building the tools to help my co-workers do their jobs. I’ve always enjoyed studying how people interact with their daily processes and routines. I decided to make a career of turning those processes and routines into software.Read More

Featured IT Administrator Student for June 2017

Featured IT Administrator Student for June 2017

July 31, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

gabriel valencia

GabrielValencia

Bio

“Originally from Kansas City, I joined the Army at a young age. In my time in the military, I worked in Air Defense maintaining Sentinel Radars and sending live air data to all respective ranks. My thought was that I could be patriotic and still secure a career after leaving the military. After leaving and taking a few jobs to assimilate to the civilian world, I decided to use the technical skills gained in the military and join the I.T. industry. Working my way up throughout the years, from Tier 1 Help Desk to Tier 3, I currently work as a Jr Systems Administrator for the infrastructure team at a local company, maintaining the back-end appliances.Read More

Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for June 2017

Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for June 2017

July 31, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

Cody blanchard

CodyBlanchard

Bio

“For the last 5 years I’ve been working in restaurant management and marketing in Kansas City, Missouri. I also served in the Missouri National Guard from 2001 to 2009 as a Cannon Crewman. Along the way I’ve gained an understanding of the dynamics of a team, communication, and how to succeed in fast-paced, high-stress situations. In February of 2017 I began attending Centriq Training, and am looking forward to starting a new career with a great company.Read More

Featured Student for May 2017

Featured Student for May 2017

May 30, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

KAYLA TOMOSIESKI

Bio

“I have worked as a clerk for QuikTrip for the past 7 years. I have learned several skills from this position: active listening, teamwork, and time management in a fast-paced environment. Prior to that I worked for a catering company where I learned the importance of communication, multi-tasking and how to coordinate with other groups/teams. Recently, I noticed I had lost the joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction I once had and knew it was time to seek out a new challenge. I had never seen myself as a developer until I started classes at Centriq Training. Now, I cannot express how excited I am to begin my career in the IT Industry. I am pleased to say attending Centriq has been one of the greatest highlights of my life.Read More

Featured Student for April 2017

Featured Student for April 2017

May 23, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

MAXWELL RAMIREZ

Bio

“Originally from the Dominican Republic, I moved here in the early 2000’s. In the beginning years, it was difficult for me to communicate with my classmates so, throughout my high school career I was very involved in the fine arts, sports, and student government to refine my English and engage more with my classmates. These activities led me to the University of Missouri-Kansas City where I graduated with a Bachelors in Political Science. While at UMKC, I was involved in Read More

Featured Student for March 2017

Featured Student for March 2017

April 28, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

Katie Dougherty

Student-of-the-month

Bio

“I started working for Southwest Airlines in 2006 as a Customer Service Agent in Kansas City and worked there for almost 8 years. In 2013, Amber Rothermel approached me about a job opportunity as the team manager for her real estate group. I was excited to change career paths and explore something new. After a year in that role I decided to take a position as the lead buyer’s agent on the team and help train the new team manager. These different work experiences have given meRead More

Featured Student for February 2017

Featured Student for February 2017

March 20, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

MAURICE JONES

Bio

“I’m a lifelong resident of the Kansas City. For the past 30 years I’ve worked in the Automotive Technology field. It began after I received my Associates Degree in Applied Sciences after attending Longview Community College on scholarship. For 15 years I worked as a Mechanic’s helper, Shop Technician and Field Mechanic, and for the other 15 years, I was a Maintenance Supervisor. In these roles I’ve learned valuable life skills which include being able to work with a diverse group of people, leadership, managing teams, and working well under pressure. Read More