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Learn more about the Datacenter Academy from those who have succesfully completed the program

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Working at a Microsoft Datacenter

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at a Microsoft datacenter? Find out from the people who keep the Cloud running optimally.
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“I was recently a truck driver and I did not enjoy the industry. So, I decided on a career change to learn about IT and I have been happy since. So far, my experience has been great, I love it!”
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– Jermaine, Datacenter Academy Scholar
“Since I went back to school, I feel that anyone at any age and any background can be successful whether it be professionally or personally – even if it is out of your comfort zone.”
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– Brenda, Datacenter Academy Scholar
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“The DCA program provides a rich academic opportunity for the local community by providing informational technology (IT) scholarships for underrepresented people groups. Each year these scholarships empower individuals to earn industry-recognized credentials, which help in securing entry-level IT positions. Moreover, the DCA program is increasing the number of underrepresented individuals and helping them to experience first-hand the benefits of the exciting world of technology.”
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-Kelly, Southside Virginia Community College
“The DCA Program has given the community the opportunity for students to advance its IT skills and take advantage of a rapidly growing computer-based IT field. Personally, after 20 years in Sales Management, the DCA was pivotal in helping me switch careers with earning performance-based certifications that supports the skills to succeed in IT!’
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-Hassan, Datacenter Academy Scholar
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