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Our team at NC3 has some impressive employees in our ranks and this Staff Spotlight series aims to highlight the incredibly talented individuals who work with us. We’ll be featuring a new interview in our monthly newsletters, here on our website, and on our social media pages each month

This month’s Staff Spotlight features NC3 team member, Jeramiah Pauly… NC3’s Program Manager for iOS App Development! Before Jeramiah joined our team here at NC3, he lived life on the road. In 2010, he co-founded indie rock band, Pentimento, while attending Buffalo State College. Eventually, he chose to take a ‘leave of absence’ from school when the band signed to Paper & Plastick Records. As his career in music grew, he became Tour Manager and Guitar Technician for world-renowned music artists managed by Roc Nation (founded by Jay-Z) touring across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom. While off the road, Jeramiah supported Town Ballroom & Funtime Presents in Buffalo, New York as the Executive Assistant and Box Office Manager.

When COVID hit and the live music industry shuttered, Jeramiah re-enrolled at his original post-secondary alma mater, Genesee Community College, to complete his Associate in Science degree. He had a very general understanding of CTE prior to joining the NC3 team, but after working closely with our amazing network of instructors since his onboarding, he’s learned just how wide of a range of learning opportunities there are and how many potential field tracks are available to students through CTE.

While Jeramiah was originally brought onto the team as NC3’s Customer Success and Engagement Coordinator, he’s excited to now be managing NC3’s iOS App Development program, which is supported by Apple! As part of its Community Education Initiative, Apple is providing hardware, scholarships, and professional learning support for this program.

Check out our Q&A session below to learn what Jeramiah enjoys most about working with NC3, his favorite project so far, and more! 

What do you enjoy about working with NC3? 

I have never worked with a more passionate group of individuals than the NC3 team. At the end of the day, we collectively have very different day-to-day tasks but we all believe in changing the future of CTE alongside our industry partners, schools and educators. Statistically speaking, 40% of the skilled workforce is set to retire in the near future. What do I enjoy about working with NC3? Solving this gap alongside a team with the vision and forward-thinking to be able to succeed. 

What has been your favorite project at NC3 so far?

My favorite project at NC3 hands-down has been Train-the-Trainer! I had the opportunity to attend TTT 44 in Goldsboro, NC at Wayne Community College. It is a fantastic campus where I met instructors from all over the country gaining certifications across multiple disciplines. I sat in for the Snap-on Torque Certification where we learned about Electronic and Mechanical Torque as well as proper safety procedures. The hands-on nature of the event was exhilarating and the vibrant discussions were fascinating!

How has NC3 helped you in your career development? 

I joined NC3 as part of the Customer Success and Engagement team. Erika Staackmann, Customer Success Manager and creator of our Schools on the Rise program, built a thorough and intuitive training program that excelled my development and propelled me into Program Management in just a few short months. The synergy within the fabric of NC3 is undeniable. Just ask our Master Instructors!

Has NC3 changed since you first got here? How so?

NC3 is growing fast. Since I have joined, we have onboarded 3 new team members and have 3 more to come including positions in Accounting, Customer Success & Engagement, Virtual Training and Program Management. It is really exciting to be a part of a non-profit organization that continues to grow in such challenging times. The mission, however, has been the same since day 1. We envision an industrial labor market where all workers have jobs they need to thrive and all companies have well-trained employees they need to operate and grow.

What would you tell someone in high school about the years to come?

Students today face an uphill battle. A future filled with uncertainty and hurdles that generations before us have never dealt with considering the complexity of modern society. Speaking to our network of educators gives me hope as it is apparent that this next generation is resilient, smart, passionate and just like my generation, they are up for the challenge.

Want to learn more about NC3’s iOS App Development program and the industry-recognized student certifications offered through it? Email Jeramiah today.

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