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Kali: Turning a Love of Technology Into a Full-time Career

November 20, 2022

Meet Kali


Kali always loved technology, but never thought it would become his full-time career until he learned about the JVS IT Support Program. Previously working as a security guard, he applied and was accepted into the program, which teaches both soft and technical skills through online programming twice a week.

“The program was challenging at times, but it allowed me to build confidence and build a skillset,” shared Kali.  As part of the program, he was placed in a paid internship with Salesian Academy where he learned some “A+” skills. Soon after, and with JVS’s support, he landed a six-month fellowship as an Information System Trainee at the San Francisco Controller’s Office, where he provides IT support for different City departments.

Previously interested in technology through his love of creating electronic music and producing for various recording studios, the IT work itself was up Kali’s alley. He excitedly explained, “I always dreamed of being able to work on a computer all the time. Some people are complaining in this remote age, but for me, it’s a dream come true.” Transitioning into a career that suits his interests and skills, while challenging him mentally, is exactly the direction he wanted to go.

Working towards his full-time career, Kali is now referring others to the program, believing in anyone’s ability to change professions at any point in their life.