Kevin Boley is one of Providence’s newest employees but he has very quickly made a place for himself within the company. Our customers and staff members appreciate his positive attitude and great work ethic.
Kevin worked as an electrician for 13 years. In 2009, his employer was forced to downsize due to the economic slowdown, and Kevin suddenly found himself without a job. Going back to square one and changing careers was an intimidating proposition, but Kevin found the support he needed from his wife Judy and their six children, and from the Michigan Works No Worker Left Behind program.
“I’ve been into computers since I was 14,” says Kevin. “My sister brought home a Compaq Portable Plus computer. It fit into a suitcase. I taught myself the BASIC programming language, and it’s been a part of my life ever since.”
Kevin decided to take the plunge and entered the 3-year Network Security program at Lansing Community College. He met Providence employee Jason Spicer while taking classes.
“I was really impressed with Jason and what I heard about the company he worked for,” continues Kevin. “I bugged him for two years until I heard Providence was hiring.”
Providence hired Kevin on a short term project in the Fall of 2011. When that three week project was complete, he walked into Providence president Jeff Dettloff’s office and said, “I’m done.”
Jeff said, “No, you’re not.”
Kevin was hired as a full time employee in October 2011 and has been a valuable asset ever since.
Kevin says, “There’s a great atmosphere here. People are extremely positive.”
“It means a lot to me to be a part of something bigger. I understand Jeff’s vision and I can watch it happening. With the economy being what it is it is great to see things like this.”
Expect great things from Kevin in the years to come!