IT-Ready Hiring FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1What is IT-Ready?
IT-Ready assesses, trains, certifies and places adults in tech careers in as little as 8 weeks. IT-Ready is a full-time, classroom-based training program that prepares students in both technical and employability skills for entry-level tech careers. We work with students one-on-one all the way through the program, from recruitment to employment, and then engage them in continuing education and alumni experiences.
Q2What’s the purpose of IT-Ready?
Creating IT Futures built the IT-Ready career program to help individuals in need and under-represented in the tech industry prepare for, secure and be successful in tech careers. IT-Ready also supplies dedicated and diversified candidates to employers for their entry-level tech jobs.
Q3What technical skills do IT-Ready graduates learn?
IT-Ready Technical Support and CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist graduates have learned operating system installation and upgrading, installing and imaging virtual machines, data storage, peripheral devices, safety and maintenance, assembly and disassembly of hardware, computer networks, Internet security, and troubleshooting. IT-Ready QA graduates have learned how to test and support software throughout its life cycle, principles of test design, risk management, agile development, and identifying best practices for mobile software testing.
Q4What professional skills do IT-Ready graduates learn?
All IT-Ready graduates learn employability skills such as communication and presentation, conflict management, teamwork and collaboration, and critical thinking and problem solving.
Q5What certifications do IT-Ready graduates have?
IT-Ready Technical Support graduates train and test for the CompTIA A+ certification. IT-Ready CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist graduates train and test for CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ certifications. IT-Ready QA graduates are certified in Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL), Certified Tester Foundation Level Agile Tester (CTFL-AT) and Certified Mobile Tester (CMT).
Q6What jobs can IT-Ready graduates do?
Most businesses employ IT-Ready Technical Support graduates in roles such as computer service technician, help desk technician, network support technician, field support technician and service center technician. IT-Ready QA graduates are ready for entry-level roles as software QA analyst and software tester.
Q7How does IT-Ready pre-screen its students?
IT-Ready applicants are pre-screened and vetted with a Workplace Personality Inventory assessment as well as literacy and math tests and personal face-to-face interviews. After an extensive prescreening process and more than 240 hours of training, they arrive on Day One certified and prepared for most entry-level tech roles.
Q8How do students pay for IT-Ready training?
All IT-Ready courses are underwritten by grants and financial donations, so that students can attend classes for free.
Q9How do employers select which graduates to hire and how are they paid?
IT-Ready graduates are local to your business. Employers interview graduates to decide which one fits best with their company’s culture. Employers make offers directly to the graduates they choose. Our graduates’ ability to show up on time for the length of their IT-Ready training shows their resolve and allows us to make a good match with an employer. The employer is expected to directly pay the IT-Ready graduate a wage of at least $12 to $15 an hour; IT-Ready does not receive any fees, commissions or percentage of the worker’s pay.