Let’s set the scene: As a regional assistant parts director, I was on the phone regularly with software developers, ironing out efficient solutions to problems in existing software. Each time I hung up, I realized I enjoyed that problem-solving tech talk more than the day-to-day duties of my actual job.
It was conversations like those that motivated my departure from a 15-year career in the automotive industry to explore software development. So after completing a front-end development-focused bootcamp, I expanded my education — and jumped into creating production-level code — through Techtonic’s Accelerated Apprenticeship.
I’m a big picture kind of guy who knows how languages and frameworks communicate; how the front- and back-end interact. That way, no matter where I’m at in the dev process, it’s clear how the different components come together to create a streamlined product. It’s a holistic perspective that’s served me well in past leadership positions, and now facilitates my ability to write software that produces better results.
It also fosters my lifelong-learning mindset. The tech industry is constantly evolving, so exploring ideas, testing new technologies, and collaborating with a diverse team is how I thrive. Sure, accomplishing a project independently is an important skill (and it’s one that’s firmly in my wheelhouse), but being team-oriented and amenable with clients is crucial for business retention. Pair that versatility with my discipline and dexterity in tech, and I can be the key that helps unlock your company’s success.
Techtonic's Software Development Apprenticeship Program was exactly what I needed to help transition my career and change my life. If you want to do the same, here's everything you need to know about becoming an Apprentice — and the low-down on how to apply.
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