Who I am
Hello! I’m a full time student, and the jobs I’ve had since the pandemic are part-time, and don’t pay much. I’m from South America, and I can only make around $70 per month. My dream is to gain more experience in programming to start making money with it. Unfortunately, I’m out of money, and the free trial of a course I’ve been doing it’s over.
The course belongs to JetBrains Academy, and it’s designed with an online setup. They ask for $249 for an annual subscription. That probably might not be too much for some people, but the thing is that I can’t get a full time job since I’m still a student. I can only work part time, and my skills are mainly directed to the area of mechanics, and mechanics don’t make a lot of money here. They barely make enough money to pay rent, basic services (water, electricity, etc.).
If I get that subscription, I’ll be able to better my skills and get more knowledge, since I’m still a beginner at programming. I know how to code in Python and Java, but saddly my knowledge is still not enough. And of course, more skills and knowledge might give me an opportunity to get a job at this.
Getting a job in my country is hard, and payment is also low. My goal is to get a job online (in another country), but, honestly, I would accept any job related to programming. I cannot afford to lose opportunities. And this academy it’s really good. I managed to learn Java (a programming language) very fast thanks to it. There’re online resouces, of course, but they’re not enough. I’ve downloaded many books related to progamming, also watched tutorials on youtube, but this academy is different. It gives you theory and also projects where you can directly apply what you just learnt.
English is not my native language, so sometimes is hard to get some things from the books. But practice is the best teacher really. I can learn from my mistakes, and search for help in blogs and videos. So, that’s why this is very important to me.
It also lets me know I’m really accomplishing something, since they give you certificates and trophies.
I could pay for this, but I’ve got my hands full. And I don’t have enough money for it anymore.
Also I don’t have the time to get more jobs, since I also have to study.
Please, help me get to my goal. I really need it!