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(From left) Nathan Drager, owner and founder of Quantum PC Services, chatted last week with Eric Ness, Wisconsin district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration. Photo by D.A. Fitzgerald.
Nathan Drager earns business accolades two years in a row
Nathan Drager had a natural-born talent for technology and computers. What he didn’t have was a college degree or formal training. That didn’t stop him from trying to break into the IT world throughout his 20s, but no company would give him a chance.
“Every year I’d get my resume doctored up and tried to get hired,” Drager said. “I was never able to get even an entry-level, help desk, tier-one [IT] job.”
He kept on with his steady, full-time employment within Sturgeon Bay as a CNC (computer numeric controlled) machinist, but he said he felt “underemployed” during that time and was always looking for additional opportunities that never came his way.
“I spent a lot of time probably annoying my bosses, asking for meetings, saying, ‘Hey, I think I can handle more responsibility,’” Drager said. “I always knew I was very good with computers, so I always wanted to do estimating or design or …
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