RED Web Developer Alumni: Meet Blaze Kroeger

As part of our RED Academy Alumni series, we are featuring Blaze Kroeger, who recently graduated from our Web Development program.

What were you doing before RED?

I was working at the movie theater part time as a server in the VIP lounge.

How did you hear about RED?

My brother sent me a Vancity Buzz article about how web development is the most in demand career and that RED was providing a 12 week program to learn real life job skills.

What interested you about the program?

I have always had an interest in coding and programming, I had taken a coding online course briefly. My brother who is a Sr. Software Developer told me the job market was good and it would be something I would enjoy. After seeing the school, meeting the instructors, and being in the environment, it was a no brainer for me. It was nice to have instructors who are actually in the industry. RED offers a 6 month job placement guarantee for Web Development students, with that I was ready to start right away!

Where are you working now?

I am a Jr. Programmer and QA Tester at TBA Digital.

How has this program helped you in your job?

Coming into the program I had basic knowledge of HTML and no CSS. I ended up learning everything that was needed for a job as a front end developer. I am now able to use JavaScript, GITHub, and do front end framework.

How was your experience at RED?

Incredible, best decision I made in my life. The instructors were awesome and the students were great. I learned a lot in the 12 weeks at RED, if you were to tell me I would have a job in the tech industry 5 months ago I would have called you crazy.

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Author
Julie Tremblay

Creative Director / Lead Instructor, UI & Communication Design

Julie is a Designer with expertise in crafting highly engaging digital experiences for organizations like TELUS, YYoga, Escents, and Rutgers University at digital agency Pound & Grain. Originally from New-Caledonia, she joined the RED team where she uses her well-rounded set of skills and her background in fine arts & coding to fuel her strong enthusiasm for teaching UI & Communication Design.

Julie is passionate about thinking of innovative ways to leverage user-centric design at every possible moment - whether it's through her teaching, her design work, or while contributing to the betterment of her surroundings.

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