STS Promotes 2 Apprentices to Full-Time Cloud Engineers
The goal of the Simple Technology Solutions (STS) Apprenticeship program is two-fold:
- Create challenging and rewarding IT careers for individuals who are interested in IT but have no experience, or individuals whose IT skills are dated; and
- Develop a pipeline of local, qualified candidates for our federal technology customers and partners.
Our program brings together education, mentoring, client focused hands-on learning and the possibility of full-time employment upon successful completion of the program. Mobilized by a critical need for local cloud, DevOps and software development talent, the STS Apprenticeship Program has been empowering and inspiring District residents to gain marketable IT skills.
After successfully completing the STS Apprenticeship Program in 2019, Ebony Plummer and Antwana Wadlington have been promoted to Full-Time Cloud Engineers. Our team is thrilled to collaborate with Ebony and Antwana as they continue to expand their technical leadership and capabilities to deliver the best, most efficient, cost effective cloud solutions.
In their own words:
“Five years ago, I never imagined that I would have what it takes to work in an advanced and growing technical field. Now, I have been able to demonstrate my in-depth knowledge and apply hands-on experience to solve difficult problems in a positive and creative way” says Ebony, Cloud Engineer at STS.
“The program is challenging and requires an investment of commitment, determination and just plain hard work. I am so proud of my job title: Cloud Engineer at STS. And guess what? I’m still learning! The STS Apprentice Program has been a critical part of my career development and the long term value of the program is immeasurable” remarked Antwana, Cloud Engineer at STS.