Travis Gauldin grew up in McKenney, VA and graduated from Dinwiddie County High School. He earned his Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology from Southside Virginia Community College in May 2015.
Immediately after graduation from SVCC, Travis applied and was accepted for an internship with Atos. Atos has been a Microsoft partner for over twenty years and does the hands-on IT work at their data center in Boydton, VA. Atos hired Travis as a full-time data center technician when he completed the twelve week internship in September 2015.
Now pursuing industry certifications, Travis will take the necessary exams for A+, Network+, and Service+ in January. His educational goals don't stop there. After the certifications, Travis is planning to return to school to earn his Bachelor's degree.
Travis credits SVCC for setting him on his current path. "I can say that honestly SSVC was the best educational experience I have ever had. I wouldn't be where I am today if I didn't decide to go there. If there's any advice I can give to others it would be to never give up. You can do anything you set your mind to. It's a great feeling waking up every day doing something you have a passion for".