Systems Specialist, Giesecke & Devrient
Bhanu Aery, an MBA graduate, worked in Tech Support in India. He chose to move to Canada because he saw greater opportunities here. However, the reality was very different when he landed. He struggled with the climate and to find a good job. Even though he lived in Vaughan, he only managed to find a minimum wage survival job in IT Support in Mississauga. In addition to the lengthy commuting time, he had to rely solely on public transit, which lengthened the journey even more. Most days, Bhanu would be lucky to get more than four hours of sleep, but he still appreciated the struggles.
Then he heard about Humber College’s Mobile Systems Integration Bridging Program from a friend. He was impressed by the courses and the exposure it would potentially provide him. He signed up and the program greatly helped to equip him with knowledge in the latest software such as VMWare and Linux. Moreover, he was moved into a live working environment where the learning was extremely hands-on, practical and industry relevant.
More than half of program graduates work in full-time IT positions since it launched three years ago. “By the time students have gone through the whole program curriculum, they have an impressive depth of knowledge,” says Danish Khan, Program Coordinator of the Mobile Systems Integration program. “Graduates have secured jobs as network administrators, network analysts, technical support specialists, and business analysts. They are working for financial institutions, telecommunications and technology companies and in the public sector. I am very confident that we are helping build richer lives for our new citizens and helping the Canadian economy prosper with global talent.”
Bhanu is living proof of this. Even before completing the program, he secured a job with Giesecke and Devrient America Inc. as a Systems Specialist. The Canadian opportunities he dreamt of finally came to fruition.
Bhanu is a true success story. He wishes to inspire newcomers to achieve the same success he has.
“Stick in there and don’t complain. I was in your position too and I can tell you it gets better. See where you are now and figure out where you want to be. Break that journey down into smaller steps and you will surely get there.”
The Mobile Systems Integration bridging program, delivered in partnership with ACCES Employment, is made available through funding from the Governments of Ontario and Canada. For more information, visit http://newtocanada.humber.ca/bridging-programs/mobile.html