Monique Huggins worked in various jobs in the finance industry before finding herself unemployed and in need of a new career path. Monique has always been interested in technology and knew that this was the perfect time to train for a career in a new industry!

“Since I was a child, I was always interested in learning more in-depth knowledge regarding technology and why machines work the way they do,” said Monique.

To get started in her tech career, Monique initially went to college to pursue a degree in Information Systems. She decided to put her degree on hold and search for more affordable training options. While she was working to obtain her unemployment benefits, Monique learned about technology academy IT Career Lab.

“I immediately researched as much information as possible by browsing the IT Career Lab website. I attended the orientation, enrolled in the course and received funding assistance,” Monique said.

During class, Monique was initially overwhelmed at all of the course material. However, she took it in stride and began working even harder to study the material and catch up fast! Monique successfully completed her training and earned a Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification! Monique also went on to earn another achievement – a tech career! Shortly after graduating, Monique was hired as a Data Specialist.

“I told myself nothing good comes to you if you don’t put in the work to achieve success,” Monique said. “I studied hard and cut down on extracurricular activities. With the assistance of classmates, my instructor, and the staff, I was able to make my dream a reality!”

Congratulations, Monique!

If you or someone you know is interested in starting a career in technology, IT Career Lab can help! Click here or call 855-994-8300 for more information.