Barry Maldonado has always been focused on a single goal, to help people better their place in life. Prior to joining the Techtonic Academy, Barry was employed as a caseworker with The Action Center, a non-profit that provides immediate response to basic human needs for Jefferson County residents and the homeless. While his job was highly fulfilling, he ultimately needed to improve his financial position as a young adult living in the Denver metro area.
Barry researched a variety of boot camps, as well as the Techtonic Academy. During his research he also found the “TEC-P” grant, which focuses on reskilling workers and bringing them into the technology industry. After extensive research, Barry applied to and was accepted into the Techtonic Academy Apprenticeship program.