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Paving a Path for Non-traditional Talent

Alejandro Gonzalez

Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Lab Technician Installer, World Wide Technology

Alejandro thought that the only way to escape poverty was working multiple part-time jobs. While he had always wanted to pursue a technology career, he worried about putting his family in debt through pursuing traditional education.

Grateful to be employed, he showed up for work each day as a custodial aide at World Wide Technology. But he wanted more. After finding about NPower through his high school counselor, he realized this could be his chance at more.  

After enrolling in the Tech Fundamentals program and with successful completion, he was placed in an internship with World Wide Technology and was offered a full-time position as an Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Lab Technician Installer. The program exposed him to the opportunity of not only gaining full-time employment, but also creating a career to sustain himself and his family.

Through his hard work and determination, Alejandro went from mopping the floors of World Wide Technology part time to working as a full-time Lab Technician as part of the technical support team. Alejandro now earns 2x more than he was previously making before joining NPower.

Due to his success in the Tech Fundamentals program, he decided to join NPower Missouri’s first Cybersecurity cohort to increase his earning potential and advance his tech career.


"NPower has truly been a life-changing experience for me. The program opened up a door to a whole new world for me. I never thought that I could find a job where I felt appreciated. I am proud to say that I am an NPower graduate!"
Alejandro shaking hands with David Steward, Chairman and Founder, World Wide Technology
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