Radhika spent many years working in the marketing department of a small, local travel firm. During the pandemic, travel traffic demand drastically declined. Like many others, this resulted in Radhika being laid off. Determined to never be in a position where she could be laid off again, Radhika decided to pivot into a new career in technology. 

Radhika learned about Goodwill’s Technology Careers Program from a friend who had gone through the program, and she decided that this could be  a pathway for a career shift. Having an early introduction into technology as a Computer Science major meant Radhika was no stranger to technology; however, she had not utilized those skills in quite some time. 

During training Radhika was a top student, showing great determination and attention to detail and she received certifications in Azure 900 and Comp TIA. Upon completion, she received a one-year contract as a Microsoft Azure specialist with Techbridge and she was thrilled for the opportunity. With a rate of $36.50 an hour, Radhika is enthusiastic to embark on this new career journey and has stated how grateful she is for Goodwill.