As part of our series of articles on our graduates, we asked Jabir, graduate of the 1st cohort and now developer at CGI, to give us a brief portrait of his career so far. Here is the story of another young man who has found a passion for CodeBoxx and who has a wide open future ahead of him!
Jabir Uredi Saidi, July 10, 2019
Since I was young, I have always loved technology. In fact, I always liked using it, but I never thought of doing something with it. I received my DEC in psychology at the Cégep de Sherbrooke and I was accepted at the BAC in psychology at Laval University. It did not take long before I realized it was not for me.
So I took a year off, followed by another year wondering what I really wanted to do with my life. I knew I was interested in technologies (on the user side), but I did not see any opportunities to make a career out of them. On top of that, I was not quite sure that I wanted to take the path of the “long studies” needed to reorient myself.
When I heard about CodeBoxx, I immediately clicked! An intensive 16-week program that guaranteed me a job in the technology world. So I took steps myself to learn to code a little bit to validate my interest and my capacity. I immediately fell in love with it!
Being a “doer” type of person, right from the beginning of the training, I felt that I had put my finger on something. That I had probably found what I was going to do with my life and that I was going to enjoy it. This was indeed the case and I started my career in technology at CGI since January 2019.