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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

2017 Centriq Technology Scholarship Winner

2017 Centriq Technology Scholarship Winner

April 27, 2017 in IT Career Program / by Kim Bridges

Jake Maschger is driven to learn more about technology

Jake is a 2017 senior at Lee’s Summit North High School.  He has also taken classes at the nationally recognized Summit Technology Academy.  His teachers, Mindy Haesemeyer and Shawn Harrel, confirm that Jake has both a love of technology and a desire to learn much more.

Centriq wanted to help Jake start a career in IT

Deciding what to do after high school – especially if it involves beginning a new career – can be challenging.  Monday, I had the privilege of helping Jake make that decision by awarding him a $5000 Technology Scholarship to Centriq.   Read More

IT Security – The Value of Personal Data

IT Security – The Value of Personal Data

April 19, 2017 in IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Sharing information helps us communicate and develop solutions to our problems. But the information flow that facilitates these opportunities for networking and innovation don’t come without risks – data can be vulnerable during transmission or storage.

What does this mean for the value of information security? It means that companies are seeking skilled information technology specialists at a greater rate than ever. Given the abundance of threats and the damage they can do, it is understandable that individuals and organizations want security that stays one step ahead of pertinent threats.Read More

Which Industries Benefit from IT the Most?

Which Industries Benefit from IT the Most?

April 13, 2017 in IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Have you ever wondered just how much IT impacts the world around you?

The information age has caused proper data management practices to become an asset to any organization that wants to succeed. Communication and networking are everything, and you’d be surprised just how much goes into helping a successful company store, maintain, and analyze all pertinent data safely.Read More

Learn to Code: Which Path Should You Take?

Learn to Code: Which Path Should You Take?

April 11, 2017 in College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

So you want to learn to code? Maybe you already have some experience building websites or writing minor programs, or maybe computer coding is a completely foreign language to you. But whether you are learning a new skillset or expanding on your existing hobby, an interest in coding can lead you into a rewarding full-time career. There are a number of paths you can take to learn to code, each have their benefits and disadvantages. What option is best for you and your goals?Read 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

Featured Student for January 2017

Featured Student for January 2017

February 1, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

DEVIN KONKEL

Bio

“I am a Fort Hays State University alumnus, where I graduated with a degree in Communications with a Theatre emphasis, and a minor in Business Administration. While in school, I was in the customer service industry where I learned to balance my work/school life, communicate with customers, and provide them with detailed answers. After school I began working for Read More

Featured Student for October 2016

Featured Student for October 2016

December 7, 2016 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

colton robinette

Bio

“I am a KC area native as I grew up in the Northland area around Liberty.  I graduated from Liberty High School and started working at Best Buy. While there I worked as a sales associate in computer solutions. I provided customer service/support, trained new employees, and taught customers basic computer-usage skills. While working there a family member Read More

IT Jobs: A Comparison Based on Industry Affiliation

IT Jobs: A Comparison Based on Industry Affiliation

November 2, 2016 in IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

Over the past decade or so, technology has not just infiltrated every aspect of our daily lives, but it has also completely transformed the way companies operate their businesses. Trends such as online banking and online shopping have forced companies to streamline their operations – and transition from hardware infrastructure to the “cloud” – as they meet the increasing demand for secure data transfers and storage. At the same time, coding or software development has seen a similar impact on industry.  From system software used to operate businesses to the mobile apps we use every day, software development has become an integral part of every business.Read More