Soniya a Cloud Wise Academy Redding student in the Project Hometown program, sold her website design to a local business, La Cabana. Soniya's course was paid for by Reach Higher Shasta. Way to go Soniya!!! Project Hometown is a Reach Higher Shasta initiative....
Yet another Cloud Wise Academy student has landed a web development job with a small local tech firm. Chris Webber was a former gunsmith, Sprint car driver, and Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman with the Navy. He made a perfectly successful transition from the Navy back into civilian life, but had recently run into a number of unrelated misfortunes in his life and was having a difficult time coping. “I won’t go into the situation I was in then, but Cloud Wise Academy gave me a way out of it,” he says. “Six months ago things looked very grim, very rough.”
The abundance of visual and social aspects in the web design world may have been what surprised him most when he first started the course. When he first signed up he did not have concrete expectations that he might make a career change, but, he says, “The first night, Jared came in from JCI Marketing and I was just impressed with his enthusiasm, his vigor, and I could see where I could possibly fit into a company structure like that.”
Jake Hinton speaks with clarity when you ask him about his life’s various challenges. Asked about the events that influenced him in his life, he talks about the challenges of the Marine Corps. “I was definitely under a lot of pressure and I developed a lot during that time,” he says.