Tag: scholar story
VA Ready Scholar Story: Sailing to New Skills (Anthony Mina)
Navy veteran Anthony Mina was working at Verizon in sales and customer support in Newport News when he realized he wanted more upward mobility out of his civilian career. He received his credentials in December 2021 and now works for HII at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding yard.
VA Ready Scholar Story: Dreaming to Drive (Dan Wood)
Dan Wood is a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) Scholar from Roanoke. He received his credentials in the Spring of 2022, but his dream of driving for a living has been years in the making. Learn more about how Dan took his career into his own hands and hit the road with his own trucking company in this Scholar Story!
VA Ready Scholar Story: Following Your Passion (Donald Harlow)
After over a decade in the same job, Donald Harlow was ready for a change. He harnessed his love for troubleshooting his own devices to learn a new skill, cross over into a new industry, and make an exciting career change. Learn more about Donald’s Scholar journey from occupational therapy assistant to Help Desk Analyst at SAIC in this blog post!
Genesis Boros: Woman in Welding (VA Ready Scholar Story)
In 2021, Genesis Boros was laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic. A previous environmental engineer from Venezuela with a passion for the hands-on problem-solving work of the industrial world, Genesis set to work reskilling for a career in welding. Read more about her VA Ready Scholar Success Story here!