“The apprenticeship program gave me a roadmap for my career transition. It gave me a concrete roadmap to gaining new skills, getting my certs, and finding the right role for me to apply those skills. By tailoring the curriculum to the current demand, I was able to focus on building a desirable skillset that I took straight to a job site. The apprenticeship program also turned the gatekeeping, all too common to breaking into tech on its head, and connected me with a team of engineers to mentor and guide my journey. The strong link between learning new skills and unlocking new opportunities allowed me to build my career to suit my passions. Now, as a cohort technical lead, I am able to empower future candidates to do the same.”