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Turning a COVID-19 Layoff into a New Career: Eric Thompson

Turning a COVID-19 Layoff into a New Career: Eric Thompson

After getting laid off in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eric decided to focus on a new career in cybersecurity. This is the story of how he made that switch.

“I’ve always been a techie. I’ve got tons of computers at home that I tinker with all the time. And I just love helping people by looking at their current environment. They tell me, ‘We’re having trouble with this, how can we fix it?’ And that’s what I’ve always liked doing with IT.”

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College Didn’t Work Out for These Roommates. LeaderQuest Did.

College Didn’t Work Out for These Roommates. LeaderQuest Did.

College is a common route for high school students, but it’s far from the only one. Why spend four years and tens of thousands on a degree when you can earn IT certifications — and start working — with a fraction of that time and money? This was the reasoning that roommates Michael Lim and Michael-Anthony Shipman came to. They gave LeaderQuest a try and haven’t looked back since.

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How 3 LeaderQuest Alumni Found Work Despite COVID-19

How 3 LeaderQuest Alumni Found Work Despite COVID-19

The economic devastation wrought by COVID-19 has been staggering. With so many struggling, it’s easy to assume that career prospects in every field are similarly bleak. But there’s at least one sector where people are still being hired, where work is still being carried out. That field is IT.

We caught up with three LeaderQuest grads to get the specifics of each one’s journey into IT despite COVID-19, from having an initial interest in the industry to receiving that offer letter for a position within it.

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From Teaching to IT: Lauren Wilson’s Success Story

From Teaching to IT: Lauren Wilson’s Success Story

Lauren had been working as a highschool English teacher for a couple of years and was enjoying her job, especially having the summers off. But we can’t always control what’s in store for ourselves or our spouses, and life had a few surprises in store for her. Check out her story in the video below, […]

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From Hotels to High Tech: Ambrose Boswell’s Success Story

From Hotels to High Tech: Ambrose Boswell’s Success Story

We’d like to introduce you to Ambrose Boswell, a successful LeaderQuest graduate. Ambrose spent years working in the hotel industry, but found that the salary they offered just wasn’t high enough. After working closely with IT staff in another job, he decided to take the leap and see if he could find a place in […]

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