Wiregrass is helping Raymond Paschal prepare for a future career in computers


May 14, 2014

Raymond Paschal
Raymond Paschal

Raymond Paschal realized as a junior in high school that he wanted to go into computer field. After graduating from Fitzgerald High School in 2012, he enrolled at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College on the Ben Hill-Irwin campus. Raymond found the staff and instructors at Wiregrass to be concerned for his future and have helped prepare him for a career in computers. He was even hired by the college in the work study program and has been working with the school’s IT department for over a year now. This on-the-job training has increased his confidence in the classroom and has helped him learn more and provided even more hands-on opportunities outside the classroom. Raymond graduates spring semester 2014 with a diploma in Networking Specialist. But, he’s not stopping there, after graduation he has enrolled for summer semester to work toward a second degree in Computer Support Specialist and Networking. His long term goal is to have his own business repairing computers and he hopes to have that business in his hometown of Fitzgerald. Raymond shared that the best advice he could give someone considering a career in computers or attending college is, “It doesn’t hurt to try and if you are worried about the money part, there are grants and the HOPE grant that helps anyone be able to afford college.”

To learn more about the computer science related programs offered at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College please visit http://www.wiregrass.edu/academics/digital.php . Wiregrass will be hosting a Free Application Day for Fall Semester on June 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. New students applying for Fall Semester in person at any campus location will have the application fee waived on this day. Students are encouraged to bring their official high school, GED and college transcripts if applicable.