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Participants who enroll in this classroom-based program learn technical, career development and professional skills to equip them for success in the IT field. At the end of the 8 weeks, you have the knowledge needed to pass your CompTIA A+ certification exams —one of the key first steps toward gaining employment. IT-Ready will connect you with area employers for interviews to obtain your first paid role as an IT professional.

The strong and supportive relationships we build with IT-Ready participants don’t end upon your graduation and employment. IT-Ready provides alumni benefits that encourage continued professional growth and development – and offers ways alumni can “pay it forward” and help other deserving individuals. Within six months of becoming A+ certified, alumni can access free online training and test vouchers for other CompTIA certifications.

Who is Eligible?

  • Groups under-represented in the IT workforce, such as women and ethnic minorities
  • Unemployed and those whose skill sets are no longer in high demand
  • Individuals in part-time jobs that do not offer career growth
  • Veterans and their spouses

For a Full List of Participant Qualifications


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