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Trocaire College offering IT Career Jump Start program


In collaboration with United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, Tech Buffalo, and Workforce Development Consortium, 10-week course designed for displaced workers who are in a career transition to help displaced workers transition to new careers in information technology, Trocaire College announced the launch of a 10-week IT support course in partnership with the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, Tech Buffalo, and Workforce Development Consortium.

“The IT sector has been resilient given the current economic climate and many within our local business community are now hiring qualified candidates,” said Dan Neville, director of the Trocaire College Technology Institute. “Our coursework is designed to provide our students with the basic entry level IT skills needed, regardless of if they have a math or technology background.”

The instructor-led, online course starts July 20 and runs Mondays through Fridays for four hours each day for 10 weeks. The program covers three areas: basic internet security, foundational IT concepts and terminology, and in-depth training in the skills necessary for a help desk or tech support position. This course also uses CompTIA’s IT Fundamentals curriculum, CompTia’s A+ curriculum and includes an opportunity to earn two industry-recognized certifications upon completion.

In addition, enrolled students will receive the work-readiness skills training conducted by 716 Ministries. All course materials and certification fees are included.

Earlier this year in response to individuals looking for new careers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Trocaire off ered a free four-week IT career exploration course. More than 100 students enrolled for the five sections of the course offered.Class size is limited, and qualifi ed applicants may receive funding to cover the cost of the program.

For more information on program requirements and to enroll, visit trocaire.edu/it-courses-at-trocaire-college/.