Centriq’s IT Career Program grads work for some really great companies. We asked Jeff Metcalf, a Partner at Salvus TG, to tell us about his company and why they hire Centriq grads.Read More
Although there are many cloud computing vendors in the marketplace, some of the major players are making strong moves towards the top. In an article taken from Redmond Channel Partner, Jeffrey Schwartz describes the increasing usage of Microsoft and Google’s respective cloud platforms. The following is taken from Schwartz, article, Microsoft, Google Gaining on AWS, But Not Quickly Enough. To read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the page.
As the current cloud field stands, leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be ceding some market share to Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), but the challengers still have a lot of ground to make up. Among the big three public cloud infrastructure providers, Microsoft Azure has clearly established itself as No. 2. Considering that it’s a distant second, Azure has gained considerable ground on Amazon Web Services over the past year. While Azure still has a reasonable lead over the Google Cloud Platform, the latter has also grown significantly.As the competitors move closer, AWS remains poised to hold on to its clear lead. The RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Report shows that 57 percent of customers are currently running applications in AWS, the same number as last year. Meanwhile, 34 percent are running apps in Azure, compared with 20 percent last year; and 15 percent are using GCP, up from 10 percent last year.Read More
Career Program Alumni On the Move
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.
“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
Technology courses can be rewarding, but also difficult.
Enrolling in IT classes can help a person further their understanding of technology and excel in their career field. While some people opt for online IT training due to its convenience, it isn’t without its problems.
Many students face difficulties when it comes to these kinds of remote IT classes. Sometimes a lack of motivation can be the issue, while a lack of hands-on assistance can also contribute to the problem. We understand the difficulties associated with virtual learning, which is why we also offer in-person technology courses.Read More
“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
We all know that choosing the right technology training course is important.
A quality course can help a person gain the knowledge they need to excel in their current jobs and find better career opportunities in the future.
Choosing the right type of IT training, online or in-class, is important for getting the best results. Since everyone has different professional goals and aspirations, it is important to ask the right questions when choosing technology courses. Here are some things to consider during the decision-making process.Read More
Knowledgeable employees are the foundation of any successful company.
When it comes to the technology, it is important for employees to get the continuous and up-to-date training they need to excel at their jobs and stay ahead of new technological advances.
Some technology courses are great for anyone, whereas others are better for employees in a specific discipline. We know that choosing the right courses is important, and Centriq’s broad selection offers anyone the chance to get a thorough education.Read More
Centriq Training’s acquisition of Premier Knowledge Solutions creates the Midwest’s largest IT training company.
LEAWOOD, KANSAS (May 2, 2017) – Centriq Training (Centriq), the Kansas City area’s largest information technology training company, announces that it acquired St. Louis-based Premier Knowledge Solutions (PKS) in a transaction that closed on April 1. The combined firms create the largest IT training company in the Midwest.
“Information technology professionals located in St. Louis, as well as throughout the region, will now have access to training capabilities not previously available,” said Centriq President Kevin Grawe. “Our clients will be able to choose from more than 400 different training courses, many of which are not available in St. Louis today.”Read More
“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