Samia Moin knew that it was time to make a career pivot. 

Every time a technical or IT issue came up, Samia found herself troubleshooting and solving it. She was drawn to technology, and even with a background in the arts and sciences (and an Associate’s Degree), Samia soon discovered that technology was her real calling. But earning the IT training she needed to make a career of it—that’s where she needed help. 

“I knew what I needed to do was tap into my passion which is technology, but I didn’t know what kind of technical careers were available to me.”

It happened to be through social media that Samia found out about SkillUp. It was the exact resource she needed to help her build on the skills she already possessed.

Samia knew she needed a shorter path to reach her career aspirations and achieve her goals. This drive and determination are what helped her hone in on SkillUp’s resume writing and interview workshops.

“I knew I needed to be prepared and ready to have the kind of career I wanted. Being in a group setting with my peers helped me to get out of my comfort zone and feel more comfortable and confident in myself.” 

SkillUp’s workshops, resources, and peer-to-peer connections helped Samia build her communication and writing skills and helped her find the right training programs that aligned with her passion—technology.

When Samia thinks about her future and what her life will look like, she’s more optimistic than ever before.

“With SkillUp, I saw a change in my persistence level, and I’m even more motivated now to keep going and pursue an IT path. Since I can remember, I’ve been my family’s go-to IT person helping them solve technical issues. There’s also so much growth in IT, and it’s a career that will benefit my family and me.”