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Entry Level Information Technology (IT) Training & Job Placement - technical support - job employment

City: Minneapolis / st paul
Date: 12 Aug 2019
Category: Technical Support

Twin Cities, MN: IT-Ready class starts October 14, 2019; applications close September 13, 2019

With support from Wounded Warriors Project and 60 local employers, IT-Ready offers technical support training in Edina, MN. The 8-week, full-time, classroom program is held at 505 Metro Boulevard, Edina, MN 55439. After students test for their CompTIA A+ certification, graduates are connected to local employers for entry-level tech jobs, typically making $15 an hour to start.

Please apply online:

We teach bright, motivated individuals who lack opportunity — free of charge — the technical and professional development skills needed to successfully secure work in information technology. These are just a few of the benefits after graduating from IT-Ready.

Participants who enroll in our classroom-based IT-Ready program learn the material to help them successfully pass the CompTIA A+ certification exams, a standard certification for help desk and desktop support computer technicians.

What accepted applicants receive:

· FREE tuition, books, and learning materials.
· Successful graduates will have an opportunity to connect with local employers/IT staffing firms and interview for paid training-related positions.
· Certification exam payment vouchers.

What the training covers:

· Identify computer components and assemble them into working machines.
· Install software / Troubleshoot technical issues.
· Design and configure small office and home office network.
· Professional soft skill development.
· CompTIA A+ certification preparation.

Earn your CompTIA A+ certification in less than three (3) months. Training begins October 14, 2019. Applications for the Fall 2019 session will be accepted through September 13, 2019. Training slots are limited, so apply now!

Technical aspects of the IT-Ready curriculum include operating system installation and upgrading; installing and imaging virtual machines; data storage; peripheral devices; safety and maintenance; assembly and disassembling of hardware; computer networking; Internet security; and troubleshooting.

All IT-Ready participants receive targeted professional development to refine critical business skills, such as communication and presentation, conflict management, teamwork and collaboration, and critical thinking and problem-solving. Graduates are prepared to apply these skills starting Day 1 at their next jobs.

This is a nonprofit program. There is absolutely no cost involved and no prior experience necessary! However, the program does require hard work and dedication in order to learn the material in just eight (8) weeks, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Students are required to be on time every day. The program allows only one excused absence and two excused late arrivals. Students must dress as they would in an employment setting in business casual attire.

Applications must be submitted online only by September 13, 2019. Please apply online:

Job Placement Services

Those who successfully complete the free eight-week hands-on training program and pass the CompTIA A+ certification exams qualify for a paid work experience at up to $15 per hour with a local partnering company, usually in the role of help-desk support or technical support.

IT-Ready proudly produces graduates that are highly skilled, dedicated, competent, and eager to join the workforce as a full-time paid apprentice or permanent employee.

Alumni Benefits

IT-Ready graduates are encouraged to take advantage of our Alumni program, which provides free online training and testing vouchers for other CompTIA certifications, including CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.

Applications must be submitted online only by September 13, 2019. Please apply at

Creating IT Futures is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization based in Downers Grove, Illinois. © 2019 Creating IT Futures, Inc. (“CITF"). All rights reserved. Creating IT Futures and IT-Ready are trademarks of CITF in the U.S. and internationally.

Creating IT Futures is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.821 to 136A.832. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Job Requirements

● High School Diploma or equivalent.
● Must pass screening tests for reading and writing skills.
● Criminal background check.
● Curiosity and interest in computers.
● On-time, every day.
● A positive attitude.
● Willingness to work hard in and out of class.
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