2012 Recipients of Mainframe Academy Scholarship
CA Technologies and SHARE announce the recipients of the 2012 Mainframe Academy Scholarships.
Chetan started his professional IT career as a JAVA programmer. But after gaining hands-on experience, he decided to take a leap into the world of mainframe application programming. Now, he is the Mainframe System Operator for CMC Ltd., supporting one of the world’s leading financial institutions, Bank of America. His passion and commitment to mainframes is evident in both the acknowledgments he has received by his peers as well as successfully completing the JCL Concepts Assessment and the z/OS Systems Operation Assessment administered by Datatrain.
In his current role in Mainframe Store Management at Fidelity Investments, Michael is responsible for the management of the organization’s disk and tape environments. Despite his short tenure with Fidelity, he has several notable accomplishments including using his newly obtained knowledge of Rexx to build automated tools and successfully completing all weekly storage management duties. He plans to use the knowledge and skills gained in Mainframe Acadmey to help achieve his professional aspirations and to “fulfill my DREAM, of one day mastering all aspects of the Mainframe.”
David Joseph Bare
Aiken, South Carolina
A current student at the University of South Carolina, David has first-hand experience in the curriculum gaps many college students experience wherein their institutions focus solely on distributed computing. As he shared in his application essay,
“One would assume that a computing system the majority of Fortune 500 companies utilize would be taught to students entering into IT degrees.” His experience as a student co-op for SCANA has given him direct experience with mainframe systems, which has not only increased his personal confidence in his mainframe technical capabilities but has set the groundwork for a successful career in enterprise computing.
Congratulations to Chetan Chavan, Michael Matthews and Joseph David Bare!