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How a Single Mom of 3 Made a Career in Web Development

“I liked that I went from zero knowledge to being able to create a complete website from scratch.” -Miranda Tharp

Miranda Tharp was frustrated with working customer service jobs. She had held positions from student loans to insurance and felt stuck in a cycle of customer service roles. Wanting to make a better life for herself and her three young children, Miranda started exploring education options.

Miranda Tharp, Interface GradShe qualified for the CONNECT grant through the Nebraska Department of Labor, and they introduced Miranda to Interface Web School. She found Interface to be the perfect option for furthering her education because of the JumpstartLabs program – a partnership between Interface and BCom Solutions in Lincoln, NE. JumpstartLabs provided tech training and an internship to recipients of the CONNECT grant from August to November 2016.

After the program, she landed a web developer internship. 

“I needed a change and wanted to do something that myself and my kids could be proud of,” says Miranda. She believes her education at Interface and the networking opportunities that came with were essential to landing this position.

“They told me in my interview they primarily only look at candidates from Interface Web School and Omaha Code School,” she said.

“Being a part of this program has changed my life completely in such a short period of time. Thank you Interface!”