Chicago, IL: IT-Ready class starts September 30, 2019; Applications close August 30, 2019
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With support from Boeing, Cognizant U.S. Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project, IT-Ready is offering tech training in the Avondale area of Chicago. The free 8-week, full-time, classroom program is hosted at NEIU's El Centro Campus. 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: https://www.creatingitfutures.org/it-ready/chicago-il
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 September 30, 2019. Applications for the Spring 2019 session will be accepted through August 30, 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 August 30, 2019. Please apply online: https://www.creatingitfutures.org/it-ready/chicago-il
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 August 30, 2019. Please apply at https://www.creatingitfutures.org/it-ready/chicago-il
Creating IT Futures is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization based in Downers Grove, Illinois. Â© 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.
â€¢ High School Diploma or equivalent.
â€¢ Must pass screening tests for basic computer literacy and ability to read and write.
â€¢ Criminal background check.
â€¢ Curiosity and interest in technology
â€¢ Your own transportation to the class
â€¢ A positive attitude
â€¢ Willingness to work hard in and out of class
â€¢ 18 years of age or older.
â€¢ Live within 50 miles of Chicago/Elgin metro area.
â€¢ Able to attend full-time training, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for eight weeks