A graduate from the Master’s of Computer Science program, Na (Vincy) Luo approached AXIS in June 2015 in search of career guidance. Vincy completed AXIS’ online training program, Career Essentials, to prepare for the Canadian workforce and then began her job search. Throughout this time, she was actively teaching herself different programming languages to keep her skills current.
AXIS connected her with Boom IT in July for a potential opportunity through the Internship Placement Program. Both Vincy and the employer felt it would be a good fit and she started her internship within a few weeks from her interview. During her placement, Vincy worked very hard in developing new skills to contribute to the team. Following her placement, Vincy was hired as a full-time Web Developer with Boom IT.
Vincy described her experience with AXIS:
“AXIS opened the door to a whole new life for me! Before AXIS, I had an experience similar to those of many new Canadians. I had dreams of a career that would not just employ me but challenge and inspire me, preferably in a discipline related to my education and skills. Although I was educated in the computer programming field, I was working on the front lines in the retail industry. Despite the fact that this work allowed me to meet many wonderful people, I wanted something more. AXIS opened the door to the opportunities I was dreaming about. They enabled me to showcase my skills, understand the job market and make contact with employers who were looking for someone just like me. I can never thank AXIS enough for providing the gateway from where I was to where I am today - employed in a very challenging career that I truly love! If you are in a situation similar to mine, I really encourage you to visit AXIS and meet the center's amazing team. This visit may change your life the way it has changed mine! ”
Na (Vincy) Luo