IT-Ready is Accepting Applications
Applications will be accepted through the end of August for the Fall 2012 class of the IT-Ready Apprentice Program in Minneapolis / St. Paul.
Those who are accepted to the program and who complete the no-cost training may be eligible for a local six-month apprenticeship that pays up to $15/hour for entry-level help-desk, desktop support, or call center positions.
While some industries have seen the number of jobs shrink, the number of information technology (IT) jobs has grown. Some estimates put the number of open IT jobs nationally at more than 300,000.
IT-Ready is an initiative of the Creating IT Futures Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CompTIA, a national IT trade association headquartered in Downers Grove, Ill. Creating IT Futures specifically targets workers dislocated from other industries, returned military personnel, women, and minorities — all in an effort to invigorate and diversify the IT industry.
Training slots are limited to 25. This is not a program for individuals who already have significant IT experience, certifications, andtraining. A high school diploma or GED is required.
The online application form and more information can be found at www.ITready.com. Deadline for applications is August 31, 2012.