This morning I received my first COVID-19 vaccination at Wilmington 1st, one of the local walk-in urgent care facilities. I have to say that I am impressed with them. The staff are very kind, friendly, and help you to feel welcome and at ease. It speaks well for the small, independent urgent care clinic. I received the Moderna version of the vaccine and I am kind of glad I did because all of my acquaintenances that work in healthcare received it without any ill-effects. Of course I could be the one that feels like steaming garbage on a hot day but I am prepared for that possibility so I have nothing scheduled today.
It is a very grey Saturday morning so I think it will be a “Saturday at the movies” kind of day. There are some flicks that I really want to watch on Hulu so I think I will relax and curl up on the couch with a couple of laughs. My new neighbors have a newborn so I have to be extra careful to be quiet so that I don’t wake the little one. Last night I forgot to charge my headphones so I’ll plug them in and get ready for a little laughter to improve my mood. I woke up in a rotten, mad-at-the-world kind of mood so I would really like to rid myself of that one.
I am also holding out some hope for this program that I applied for called ReturnReady through a non-profit, post-high school educational organization called CodeDifferently. CodeDifferently is geared towards teaching people software development. I would really like to learn software development and ReturnReady is actually an apprenticeship. The first phase of the program, which runs from June 1st to June 30th, is 5-6 hours per week of virtual classroom called Introduction to Coding. The second phase of the program is the Immersive Workforce Development one where we work full time, Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm. This phase runs from July 5th through November 12th. After that I should be able to get an entry level software development job. There is even some job placement, professional assistance which I will definitely be happy about.
The one thing that I am not so excited about is that CodeDifferently partners with Tech Impact and I am less than impressed with Tech Impact. I assigned Tech Impact the moniker, Tech Imcrap because they failed to be able to help me at all when I went through a job training program for Network Engineering. It turns out that I really did not need that formal training and I could have passed the Cisco Certified Networking Associate on my own and without an instructor’s help. Getting the CCNA was supposed to open doors to employment and it failed to do so. I like the design of CodeDifferently much better. The Immersive Workforce Development phase could lead to full-time employment and this is more of an apprenticeship so I believe it will be more effective.
That’s about the size of what’s going on in my very exciting life. I hope all of my readers have a good day and I know my day is about to get a whole lot better as I begin to relax and soak in a few mindless comedies.