It was a great experience to learn in person. Per Scholas was accommodating, and it was nice to know that there are tools for me to succeed.
Service Desk Analyst
Rashad Huntley recently graduated from Per Scholas Columbus’s IT Support training after deciding to take the next step to launch his career in tech. Prior to starting his in-person training, Rashad’s work was inconsistent and unenjoyable, with low pay and no path for career advancement. He knew it was time to pursue a career in tech, something he had always wanted to do.
As Rashad was about to begin training, he let his admissions contact and Instructor know that he had low vision and was a person that is visually impaired. Per Scholas Columbus took immediate action to accommodate Rashad, as they did not want any downtime for his learning. Per Scholas was able to get a screen to enlarge the work in front of Rashad, set up dual monitors, and enabled Zoom text for training, all of which he said was possible with the in-person training. “It was a great experience to learn in person. Per Scholas Columbus was accommodating, and it was nice to know that there are tools for me to succeed,” Rashad recalled. He worked in study groups next to his peers to do well throughout the training and enjoyed the personal and professional development aspect of our training as well.
Rashad is currently working on getting his second CompTIA A+ certification and is eager to pursue a career path in security. After his training experience with Per Scholas as a person who is visually impaired, he gained confidence in speaking up for additional materials. Now, Rashad is a Service Desk Analyst I through a staffing agency for a temp-to-hire position.
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What I think makes up a well-rounded employee is both soft skills and technical skills, and I think Per Scholas has really developed a great way to round those out.