TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Technology is a staple in our lives, but what happens when it breaks?
In this week’s addition of Skilled to Work, WTVA spoke with an information technology (IT) specialist about what it takes to get certified in fixing electronics.
Jesse Bandre is the CEO of Exceeds Technology in Tupelo.
Each day, he and his staff get the chance to fix problems with computers, tablets, phones and other electronics.
He said young graduates are missing out on several opportunities in the IT field.
Bandre said you don’t need a college degree to work with computers. His company hires high school and college students and pays for their certifications so they can increase their skill level.
Bandre said everything starts out with a good attitude.
“We can teach you anything you need to know, and you can get certified in anything you really need to know,” he said. “But having a great attitude and coming to work every day is probably one of the best things you can get out of our employees.”
Bandre said the IT field can also be very lucrative for young graduates or people without a college degree. The key to better pay is getting as many certifications as possible.