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2022 Apprentice Success Stories

Apprenti kicked off 2022 with a bang. Today, we’re looking back on some of our talented Apprenti alumni. Here, in their own words, apprentices share their career successes and how Apprenti helped them along the way. 

If you are inspired by these stories to take the first step on your pathway to a new career in technology, learn more about our application process here.

Name:

Tamla Newsome

Current Occupation:

Junior Software Developer at One Magnify

What were you doing before Apprenti?

I was working as a licensed Insurance Agent training other agents in the field.

How has this apprenticeship experience impacted or changed your life?

It has shown me that if I put in the time, I can do something extraordinary, with a sense of accomplishment. I’m learning and growing daily.

What effect has Apprenti brought to your career if any? What’s your plan for your career post Apprenti?

Apprenti was a complete game-changer for me. I never would have had the opportunity to become a software engineer otherwise. The amount of impact I have at work has increased by orders of magnitude. My earning potential is now also something I never would have believed possible.

Would you recommend Apprenti? Who would you recommend it to?

I recommend Apprenti to everyone. I believe that everyone can do it. And I always phrase this question to everyone. “If not you, then who?”

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Name:

Trent Templet

Current Occupation:

Computer Forensic Investigator

What were you doing before Apprenti?

I did sales for 25 years and my most recent stunt was in the Automotive Sales industry.

How did you first decide to pursue an apprenticeship through Apprenti?

I ran across an article about IT apprenticeships in the state of Louisiana. The article spoke to me because I’ve always looked for a way to get into the IT industry, and this was the first opportunity that I knew I could do.

How has this apprenticeship experience impacted or changed your life?

This apprenticeship has given me a new lease on life, and has allowed me to work in a field that I love at my dream job.

Would you recommend Apprenti? Who would you recommend it to?

I have yelled Apprenti’s praise from the top mountains and will continue to do so. I recommend it to anyone who will listen; however, I specifically recommend it to anyone who is looking for a career change to IT and/or starting their career.

Name:

Roscoe Bass

Current Occupation:

Software Development Engineer 2 at Microsoft

How did you first decide to pursue an apprenticeship through Apprenti?

My girlfriend saw an ad on Facebook pointing to an article highlighting Apprenti and passed it along to me. After reading through the article, I became immediately interested in the program. In my previous job, I had no healthcare benefits or growth potential. I wanted a way to pivot into a career that would check both those boxes and potentially provide me with a brighter future while keeping me challenged all the while. I found that fit with Apprenti.

How has this apprenticeship experience impacted or changed your life?

The lessons I learned during my time in the apprenticeship are invaluable to me and I still reflect on them in my current role. The program taught me how to learn via full immersion rather than just reading or taking classes. This experience changed my perspective on making mistakes so that I now crave them and the knowledge I stand to gain from them as I continue to strive to create better results with each new iteration of my work.

Would you recommend Apprenti? Who would you recommend it to?

Yes, definitely! I would say this program is for anyone looking to start a career in technology, whether they are coming from a different career or have been trying to break into the tech field with little to no success. I highly recommend anyone with a passion for learning to consider a career in technology as there is never a shortage of new things to learn.

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