Note- this is a free course for people who want to get into IT and after we help with job placement
Per Scholas Class description
Per Scholas provides a tuition-free 10-week technology training course that includes job placement and career support. The training offers the CompTIA A+ certification for individuals interested in launching a career in IT. You will be trained for entry-level technology jobs in IT Support such as help desk, systems analyst or field technician.
Network Protocols & Configurations, Troubleshooting & OS Installation, Security, Authentication and more. Who We’re Looking For: Dedicated individuals who are motivated and curious to learn, willing to challenge themselves and have a desire to pursue a career in technology. Seeking candidates who are willing to put in the hours and effort to advance their technical skills and jumpstart their career in IT. After you complete training , Per Scholas introduces students to our network of employer partners who hire directly from our talent pool, entering a first job in the IT field. More than 250 employer partners hire directly through Per Scholas such as Samsung, DISD, Time Warner Cable, AT&T and many others.
A problem Solver. Curious and Motivated. Strong interest in technology. Committed to advancing your technical skills. Committed to advancing your career goals. No cost. No catch. We invest in your success. We are a national nonprofit organization. Our courses, job placement and other services are funded by generous donors and are 100% free to students and graduates. All we ask in return is that you take the course seriously and work as hard as you can. Because our services are free, we can’t offer any other kind of financial support. But if you’re worried about making ends meet while attending Per Scholas, talk to one of our admissions specialists. We may be able to find other ways to help. Upon graduation and certification, applicants go on to work with Tech companies typically making between $12-$17 an hour.
IT Support Class requirements
Are unemployed or work only part-time. Work in a minimum wage or other low-paying job. Be available Monday-Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM Work only sometimes throughout the year. Receive any public benefits such as unemployment insurance, Medicaid, subsidized housing, nutrition or income support. Have an interest in technology. Live in or near one of the cities in which we operate. Have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Are legally authorized to work in the U.S. Can read, write and speak in English. Can pass a basic academic assessment test. Can attend classes full-time for the entire duration of the course. Are ready to make an important commitment to building your future. For those seeking credit we can work with universities to meet internship needs.