All of Raju’s hard work paid off!
In July 2019, Raju enrolled in the JVS Bridges to College & Careers (BTC) Business/ Technology Pathway. By December 2020, he had successfully completed his certificate in Health Information Technology at Bunker Hill Community College. Raju also worked as a server at a Boston area hotel to support himself while he furthered his education. Unfortunately, like many other hospitality employees, Raju was laid off due to the pandemic.
Working closely with his JVS job coach, he signed up for unemployment insurance and began his new job search. To increase his chances and give him a competitive edge, he also enrolled and completed a Google certificate in Technical Support Fundamentals.
In January 2021, Raju accepted a contract job as a Desktop Support Technician. While he was thrilled to get this position, he knew he wanted and needed a permanent job to support himself and his family. With patience and persistence, Raju found a permanent role as a Field Service Technician with NCR Corporation in June 2021! Congratulations, Raju!