Software development
Previous career

Restaurant worker

Catalyte gave me a foundation to launch myself from.


A life-changing weekend

Tony Richards was living in Sacramento, California. On Friday, he got a call from a friend in Chicago, telling him to check out Catalyte’s software developer training program. Saturday night, Tony took the initial online screening. On Sunday, he was accepted to the program. On Monday, he quit his job, and Tuesday night he flew to Chicago to start training on Wednesday.


What do I have to lose?

Tony’s sudden decision might seem rash to some, but he saw it as, “What do I have to lose?” Always a quick learner and smart student, he at times felt paralyzed to choose a path. He wanted a break from retail and restaurant jobs. So, with free training and a guaranteed job in an in-demand field waiting for him, he made the leap.

Catalyte gave me a foundation to launch myself from. I’m only going to do more from here.

Flipping burgers to writing code

To some, restaurant work and software development are different worlds. For Tony, his attention to detail and experience implementing processes carried through from one to the other. This ability serves him well in creating the best user experience. He still puts the customer first.


Realizing his full potential

Catalyte’s software developer training and apprenticeship program gave Tony the opportunity to put his capabilities into practice and perform to the level he knew he was capable of achieving. It provided the foundation for him to realize his full potential, and showcase to the world what he could do. In his career and life, the sky is now the limit.

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