On the path to rapid growth: Per Scholas

Jul 25, 2023

Despite finding the material and course load challenging, Akida persevered in her training at Per Scholas with the support of her instructors and classmates, ultimately graduating with her Google IT certification and landing a career in the tech field.

Throughout her training at Per Scholas, Akida found the material and course load to be challenging but was persistent in her learning because of the support she found in her instructors and colleagues.  

“I said, I’m not going to give up,” Akida reflected.  “Even though it was a little challenging, I overcame that and I was able to finish and graduate because of the instructors and classmates that gave me a lot of encouragement.” 

Akida felt not only would  the technical training set her up for success in the tech field, but also  the professional development segments of training would prepare her well.  Hearing from past Per Scholas graduates further motivated her to keep pushing forward for a career in tech. “With all the different speakers that came in and talked about where they are now, I felt like wow, that can be me!”

Now graduated with her Google IT certification, Akida works at NCR Corporation as a Customer Engineer and is excited for the trajectory of her tech career following her experience at Per Scholas.

“I’m very happy with what I am making and doing now because I don’t think I would have been able to make it if I didn’t graduate and have that certificate from Per Scholas,” Akida noted. “In the future, I can see my salary and experience growing rapidly.”

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