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Alphonzo Royal

Alphonzo got a job offer the day he graduated from Midlands Technical College

“I got a call from a company that needed networking engineers and I was like, I love networking. You are going to pay me to do that?” Read his testimony about hard work, dedication, and the incredible programs offered at MTC.

 “It is true that with hard work, dedication and the incredible programs offered at MTC, you can definitely reach your goals!

I found myself unemployed. I had never been unemployed before, so I started doing a lot of research. I wanted to better myself. That’s when I stumbled on the Growing Resources for Information Technology (GRIT) program at Midlands Technical College.

At Midlands Technical College, you get the skills you need to get a job because you receive hands-on training. At MTC, you not only sit and listen to instructors lecture on a topic, you actually sit down and work. Before you know it, you are committing the skills you learn to muscle memory. I gained confidence because now I know I have the ability to do the work. I think that is key.

“I got a job offer the day I graduated from Midlands Technical College.”

MTC also helped me find my niche because IT is such a broad field. There are so many different avenues you can turn to and so many different paths you can choose.

Now I’m the owner and president of Tech SME. Tech SME stands for Technical Subject Matter Expert.

At first, I didn’t think I had what it takes to own my own business, but then I met some of the MTC staff who own their own businesses. They encouraged me to follow my passions. After a few years of working for other people, I branched out on my own.