From Distillery Operator to Senior IT/OT Engineer

James Morrison’s MedCertify Success Story

James Morrison’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of education and determination. With a background as a distillery operator for four years, he decided to make a significant career shift and explore the world of Information Technology (IT). Seeking guidance, James turned to the Kentucky Career Center and Equus Workforce Solutions, where he discovered the MedCertify program, and embarked on a journey that would redefine his career trajectory.

Enrolling as a participant of the Skills2Succeed Grant, a program backed by the Department of Labor (DOL) and GRADD, James found the support he needed to transition into the IT field. The Skills2Succeed Grant was designed to assist individuals who were drawing unemployment or required extra support during their unemployment phase.

At the heart of James’ success is MedCertify’s mission to eliminate all barriers to gainful employment through career pathways. With a full wrap-around support system and the collaborative partnership of the MedCertify team, Kentucky Career Center-Green River, and Equus Workforce Solutions, James’ journey from distillery operator to Senior IT/OT Engineer became a reality.

James’ commitment and dedication shone brightly throughout his participation in the MedCertify program, specifically in the Information Technology Specialist track. This comprehensive program encompassed CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+ certifications. With a resolute spirit, James tackled the coursework, practical exercises, and exams with unwavering enthusiasm.

His efforts were nothing short of exceptional. James not only completed the MedCertify program with an impressive overall grade of 99%, but he also accomplished this remarkable feat an astonishing four months ahead of schedule. This level of dedication showcased his eagerness to embrace the IT field and his determination to succeed.

James’ journey culminated in a well-deserved achievement—landing the position of Senior IT/OT Engineer at a global technology services firm. This role not only signifies his remarkable transformation but also offers a testament to the quality of education provided by the MedCertify program. With his newfound expertise and qualifications, James is set to contribute significantly to his new employer, and his career prospects are bright.

Today, James Morrison stands as an embodiment of what can be achieved through perseverance, the right educational opportunities, and an unyielding commitment to personal and professional growth. His story is an inspiration to prospective students seeking to transition to a rewarding career in the IT field and to employers who recognize the caliber of talent fostered by MedCertify programs.

As James takes on his role as a Senior IT/OT Engineer, making over 100K, his success story serves as a living testament to the effectiveness of MedCertify’s programs and their ability to empower individuals to realize their true potential in the world of Information Technology. With the mission to eliminate all barriers to gainful employment through career pathways, and the unwavering support of the MedCertify team, Kentucky Career Center-Green River and Equus Workforce Solutions partnership, success stories like James’ continue to illuminate the path toward brighter futures.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Tonya Gibson
Regional Director
Workforce & Military Development, MedCertify
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (910) 392-6090

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