STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Skilled To Work: Local mom joins IT because of her son

Information Technology wasn't always in Lucy La Khurreau's sight, but her son pushed her into it through his own interest.

Posted: Jul 17, 2019 9:06 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - We've been learning about information technology over the past few weeks. That conversation continues with a local woman who decided this was the career path for her.

Information Technology wasn't always in Lucy La Khurreau's sight, but her son pushed her into it through his own interest.

"I have a child that was gifted and his gift was computers. And so at the age of 3 he wrote his first program but still had nobody to talk to. So he had to have somebody and this is where I came. So we started just by going out and getting a ham radio operating license and starting to learn about electronics and stuff like that. And then he went on, we both actually graduated the same year from college.

La Khurreau works at Ivy Tech now but has held several several different positions in the field. Some include Staples, the library, and the health care industry.

She says there are four areas you need to appreciate and study before pursuing information technology as a career.

"Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. If you're going to come into this field, those are the things you absolutely must have knowledge in. Must absolutely take when you're in high school, elementary. They're fun!"

La Khurreu says if you like computers at all, this could be a good place for you.

"It doesn't matter what profession you get into. You are going to be using a computer every day. And if you are interested in computers at all, in any way shape or form, whether it's in the informatics side of it, which like I said is how to use this. Or if you like to tear those things apart and put them back together, this is the place to be. And it's fun. It's crazy, it's just fun."

Article Comments

Fort Wayne
Broken Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 69°
Angola
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 66°
Huntington
Broken Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 69°
Decatur
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 70°
Van Wert
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 70°
Warm & Humid Saturday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events