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LaGuardia TechHire – OpenCode:
Cohort 8 IT

 

LaGuardia TechHire – OpenCode is a partnership between LaGuardia Community College, The Software Guild, Udacity, General Assembly, and Uncubed. It is funded by a highly selective grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and the result of a White House initiative under President Obama called TechHire.

The goal of TechHire – OpenCode is to increase the diversity and scale of tech talent pipelines for employers by providing industry-informed training to young adults (17 – 29 years old) who are otherwise under-represented within the tech industry.

Graduates of TechHire – OpenCode now work as engineers and analysts at Google, Viacom, Infosys, Intersection, BounceX, Adobe, Capgemini, and more.

 


 

Meet the Candidates of Cohort 8 IT

 

Jomi Frances – Full-Stack/Front-End Engineer & IT Support Specialist

Resume | LinkedIn


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • “I have experience in the installation of computer software; antivirus, security, networking, file management; identifying, managing, replacing, and repairing computer hardware; Phone Provisioning; adding, managing and transferring user data, configuring phone settings; and repairing hardware and software of mobile devices.”

Strongest with:

  • Software, Hardware, Phone Systems

Also knows:

  • Microsoft Office Applications such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel; various operating systems including Windows 7 and 10; Vegas Pro for video editing

Training and Certifications:

  • Completed: A+ Computer Repair, CompTIA IT Fundamentals, IC3 Digital Literacy Certification
  • In Progress: CompTIA A+

Open to relocation?

  • NYC metro area preferred

About Jomi:

  • “My most significant accomplishment so far was being able to help rebuild and remodel a home for a family member.”

 


 

Joel Pacheco – IT Support Specialist

Resume | LinkedIn


Prior to TechHire – OpenCode:

  • “I learned most of my skills on my own using Forums, Youtube Videos, and practice them at school through projects and labs hands-on sessions. It is a technical High School, It trains technicians and professionals with a solid theoretical preparation. The training courses are completed by carrying out internships in companies, institutions and professional studies. Confirming the strong link with the territory and its productivity. I consolidated my knowledge during internships.”

Strongest with:

  • JAVA, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, PHP

Also knows:

  • How to configure, install and upgrade operating systems. Install and image virtual machines. Set up and troubleshoot peripheral devices. Assemble and disassemble computing hardware. Design and implement functional networks. Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices.

Training and Certifications:

  • Completed: A+ Core 1 and 2
  • In Progress: ICDL Base. Net+

Open to relocation?

  • NYC metro area preferred

About Stephen:

  • “My most significant personal accomplishment has been the LaGuardia TechHire A+/Net+ Program. I also created an app for Android OS in Virtual Reality for a school project.”