Recent North High grad reaps big rewards from internship


Juan Bustamante with this year’s candidates YearUp candidates from Metro Tech’s Network Technology and Game & Mobile App Development programs. Bottom row (left to right): Isidro Callazo, Juan Bustamante, Harvin Flores, Asiel Avelar. Top row: Miguel Rodriguez, Cristian De Jesus, Jose Esquivel, Heber Barrera, Jacob Tamayo.

Juan Bustamante is a 2015 graduate of North High School and dual student in Metro Tech’s Computer Networking program.  Over the past year, Juan participated in the free YearUp program.  This program gives students interested in IT, Financial Operations, Business Operations, and Software Development intensive training in soft skills and an opportunity for a paid internship in a local business. The students also receive a stipend, college credits, and guidance and support from a professional mentor.  Juan so impressed his internship supervisors at GoDaddy, they decided to hire him full time with a very impressive salary and benefits package including tuition reimbursement.