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October 25, 2016

Rhonda Engleman: Re-entering the Workforce with IT-Ready

rhondaRhonda Engleman left her job in healthcare to become a stay-at-home mom. As her children grew older, however, she wanted to reenter the workforce. So, she went to the City of Minneapolis Employment and Training website for information on finding employment and discovered MSP TechHire. Through that, she found the Creating IT Futures IT-Ready program and applied for it right away.

Every day of the eight-week program was different and exciting to Rhonda. Some days she was being challenged by new ideas from industry professionals and other days she had to disassemble computers and put them back together – making sure they worked. IT-Ready also emphasized public speaking, participating in teamwork exercises, and building relationships with other students, who through the experience became lifelong friends. Rhonda’s IT-Ready experience cumulated by taking her CompTIA A+ certification and receiving a job offer as a technical analyst with Medtronic, allowing her to continue to explore her interest in the medical field. Rhonda says that the IT field is not just for anyone that is a math or science whiz, but for anyone that has a desire and commitment to learning something new.

Learn more about the MSP TechHire Initiative and its associated programs, such as IT-Ready.