NGT Academy: Educating the Next Generation of IT Professionals With Terry Kim

Terry Kim

Terry Kim is the Founder and CEO of NGT Academy — an online IT training program — and the NexGenT and the Zero to Engineer training framework methodologies. Terry is committed to reviving high-tech education and making it more accessible. His military and job experience has enabled him to train thousands of engineers for the US Air Force. Before founding NGT, Terry applied his talents at Cisco Systems and Arista Networks as a Systems Engineer. In September, Terry published Zero to Engineer: A Story of the American Dream, a memoir and roadmap based on his transformative journey from high school dropout to engineer to tech CEO.  

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Terry Kim shares the inspiration behind Zero to Engineer: A Story of the American Dream
  • NGT Academy: what is it, and how does it benefit aspiring IT and engineering professionals?
  • The startup: turning a concept into an enterprising career development and tech academy
  • Understanding how to attract your target audience
  • Terry explains NGT Academy’s enrollment process, tuition costs, and payment plans
  • NGT Academy’s certification programs, courses, and job placement opportunities

In this episode…

There is a common trend in the technology workforce: job seekers have the required education but need hands-on experience. How can the gap be bridged so we better prepare aspiring IT professionals for the real world?

Terry Kim, who received on-the-job IT training in the Air Force, has mentored and propelled many people’s careers using the necessary tools, frameworks, and strategies. Terry realized there was a better way of educating people without exorbitant tuition, which led him to found NGT Academy. Terry shares that IT is an in-demand career with nearly 600,000 cybersecurity jobs available, but there needs to be more qualified candidates. He also explains that IT careers expand beyond coding and software programming. NGT Academy offers various courses focused on technical training, including network engineering, cybersecurity, DevOps, and data science. Beyond skills training, NGT helps students transition into their careers through resume preparation, personal branding, networking, and employer matching. 

In this episode of The Cyber Business Podcast with Matthew Connor, Terry Kim, Founder and CEO of NGT Academy, joins the show. Terry discusses the inspiration behind Zero to Engineer: A Story of the American Dream, how NGT Academy prepares its students for a career in IT, and NGT Academy’s certification and job placement programs. 

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