By Freda Beamon, Byte Back Student
My name is Freda Beamon. I have been attending Byte Back since January 2017. It was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. I heard about the program from friends that had nothing but rave reviews.
Byte Back is a good fit for me, because I have been trying to find a job in my field with no success. The problem is I have an eight-year gap in my employment history because of family issues. Even though I had experience with computers, a lot has changed since I was last on a computer.
Since attending Byte Back, I have been able to update my skills and have one-on-one sessions with Career Services that have given me so much confidence in my abilities.
So far I have completed Office Track, Byte Back’s intermediate class, and now I’m taking the Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel certification class. I don’t plan on stopping there.
Now that my skills are updated, I am in a better position to start looking for employment, which will enable me to provide for my family and myself.
I would recommend Byte Back to anyone that’s looking for a program that’s going to enhance their life. The staff is fantastic, they are very knowledgeable and give you the impression that they really care.
Being someone that tried other programs with minimum success, Byte Back is truly a blessing I want to share.
Sharing the class with a diverse group has also been rewarding. It gives me the opportunity to interact with people from different cultures, who all have a story to tell. The diversity gives me a new way of looking at different personalities and backgrounds and will help me when I become employed.
I want to thank Byte Back for the opportunity to get the training I need to get a job earning a living wage. And the best part is I don’t have a student loan to pay back because it’s free.
I want to give a shout out to Ms. Joan Hunter for her patience and expertise, Andrew Quilpa for making it a joy to come to class, and Bock Szymkowicz who has shown the class ways to tweak our resumes so that it will be in an inbox instead of the trash can.
I only see good things coming from my experience at Byte Back, but I know it’s all up to me. It’s a good feeling knowing that I have the support and encouragement I need to become a success story.
Thank you Byte Back – may you have 20 more years making us a better community.