When Mekail first came to Per Scholas in 2017, he was working at Walmart stocking groceries overnight. He heard about Per Scholas at CityLink from a friend and decided to try it out. Once the 8-week course in IT training started, he continued to work when he could but was focused on earning his A+ certification. After graduation and earning his certificate, Mekail accepted a position with Apex that launched him on a path supporting the Marine Corps. He has accepted various contracting roles all around the world.  Mekail began doing IT support at both Quantico and the Pentagon. Next, he spent 3 months in Iwakuni, Japan continuing to support the Marine Corps. His story continues as he heads to Afghanistan for a year on a contract position with the military where he will be making six figures!