From College Setback to IT Success, Thomas Stivers Shares His Journey in New Podcast

Thomas Stivers, a systems administrator for Travis Association for the Blind (Austin Lighthouse), recently sat down with Dr. Hobey Wedler, host of the Heard & Empowered podcast by National Industries for the Blind, to share his inspiring journey from Lighthouse receptionist to maintaining computer systems for multiple companies. Click the link below to tune in.

Episode #19 Podcast with Thomas Stivers –
Get ready for an inspiring story of tenacity and hard work as Dr. Hoby Wedler is joined by Thomas Stivers, Systems Administrator for the Travis Association for the Blind at Austin Lighthouse. Ever since high school, Thomas had big dreams of working with computers, but it wasn’t until later in his career that these dreams would become reality. Thomas enrolled in a computer science program in college, but due to the lack of accessibility, he wasn’t able to complete his degree. He applied for a summer job at Austin Lighthouse and went on to hold various positions, from receptionist to basic technology skills trainer, while always keeping his dream in mind: working in IT.