Rindge School Of Technical Arts’ Information Technology Student Surpasses Expectations

Rindge School Of Technical Arts’ Information Technology Student Surpasses Expectations
This is the image for the news article titled Rindge School Of Technical Arts’ Information Technology Student Surpasses ExpectationsPrahbdeep Singh, a senior in RSTA’s IT program, has been working at his Cooperative Education placement all year. He leaves school at 12Noon each day and works in the City of Cambridge IT Department until 2:30PM.

The City of Cambridge’s IT Department has been hiring RSTA’s Cooperative Education students for years. This year they found their brightest star in Prabhdeep or “Suno” as we like to call him.

As Mary Hart, the Director of the City’s IT Department said, “Sonu has very mature communication skills for youth of his age. He is comfortable with all levels of staff when working across the City which allows us to assign him more types of work than most interns. He absorbs information, has a wide range of interests and skills in the IT area and has very strong programming, analytical, and problem solving skills. He has been approached by Microsoft to apply for their intern program while he attends college. This is a high honor for him.  We are all extremely proud of Sonu”.

Sonu began his three year course of study in IT as a sophomore when he enrolled in the introductory Level I course with Mr. Tony Russo. Since that year he has studied computer systems hardware, computer networks and infrastructure, operating systems, application software, interactive media, and programming. He has obtained his 10 Hour OSHA certification as well.

To qualify for the “Co-op” Program at RSTA he had to maintain a certain grade point average, have good attendance records, and recommendations from all of his teachers and guidance counselor, the Co-op Instructor and the Executive Director of RSTA, Dr. Michael Ananis. He plans on attending U/Mass next year, majoring in Computer Science.

Sonu’s proudest moment at work was when he was placed “in charge” of a large project and finished it successfully. “This was the first time a Co-op student was put in a position of responsibility at that level” states Jaci Rubin, the RSTA Cooperative Education Instructor. “We have placed hundreds of students over the years in various Co-op placements but Sonu has definitely raised the bar this year!” Considering that the Co-op students work 10 hours/week from November to May of their senior year, this was quite an achievement.

In his spare time, Sonu also runs his own software development company called Tech Core Studios where he designs games and software. He also builds websites for his clients.
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