Before the pandemic, I was performing well in my career field. Then COVID hit. At first, I was just furloughed but then my job went away. And it wasn’t coming back.

I attended an Ohio To Work information session and learned about the We Can Code It program. I knew another opportunity like this would never come along again. I was able to get scholarships through Ohio To Work and We Can Code It so there were no costs to me except books.

My career coach from Ohio Means Jobs has been wonderful. He feels like a best friend because he’s always rooting for you. He has great suggestions. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have known about We Can Code It.

The training from We Can Code It is different than my college career. In college, I developed skills to be a jack-of-all-trades but with We Can Code It, now I have a profession that nobody can take from me. And I know exactly what type of jobs to look for.

The pandemic and Ohio to Work gave me the opportunity and the means to make the change I only dreamed of previously.

The future looks very bright.