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Leadership in Action: Bobby Kroeger’s Path to the VIATEC Award

Leadership in Action: Bobby Kroeger’s Path to the VIATEC Award


We’re excited to announce that Bobby Kroeger, a standout Computer Systems Technology student at Camosun College, has been awarded the VIATEC Award!

Bobby Kroeger, center with VIATEC's Junaid Ahmed on the right

About the VIATEC Award

The VIATEC Award is given to a Computer Systems Technology student in their 3rd or 4th term who demonstrates high academic achievement, exceptional computing skills, excellent working relationships with colleagues, and strong communication abilities. Bobby embodies all these qualities and more.

Bobby's Unique Journey

With ten years of experience as a sous chef, he has honed his leadership and problem-solving abilities in high-pressure environments. Now, he’s applying those skills to computer programming, focusing on software management and network basics.

In his own words, Bobby shared:

"I am truly grateful for this recognition and would like to thank VIATEC for this incredible honour. This award highlights my dedication to academic excellence, deep understanding of technology, and commitment to fostering collaboration and clear communication. A heartfelt thank you to my professors, fellow students, and mentors for their unwavering support and encouragement throughout my studies."

See a full list of Camosun College's School of Trades and Technology 2024 Awards here.

The Bigger Picture

For Students: Bobby’s story shows that no matter your background, your unique experiences can be a huge asset in tech. His transition from leadership roles in the culinary world to computer science proves that skills like leadership and problem-solving are universal and valuable. It also highlights the excellent programs at Camosun College that help students succeed and make these transitions possible.

For Startup Founders: Bobby’s blend of leadership and tech skills highlights the value of adding fresh, diverse talent to your team. His practical approach to IT and teamwork exemplifies the kind of innovative and adaptable professionals available in our community.

Get Hired or Find Your Next Hire through VIATEC

Want to get hired or find your next hire at our events? Join us at our next event on June 12th - Intro to VIATEC 101. Recently, we hosted the WESST Engineering event, where industry leaders from Victoria met top engineering students looking for co-op and permanent employment opportunities post-degree. Don’t miss out on opportunities to meet the next wave of tech talent.

Additional Info

Media Contact : Anna Quinn

Source : VIATEC

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