Are You Ready for a Career in IT?

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.

124%

More Earning Potential

The average salary of an IT job in the U.S. is 124% higher than the average national wage.

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Career Mobility

More than 800,000 tech jobs are open in the U.S.

13%

Future Growth

By 2026, the number of IT jobs in the U.S. will grow by 13%.

Qualification Checklist

With limited classroom space – and overwhelming demand – IT-Ready must be deliberate in its selection process, choosing motivated and interested candidates who are committed to success. The application process starts with these questions: 

  • Are you at least 18 years old?
  • Are you a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant?
  • Can you demonstrate financial need?
  • Are you a high school graduate or do you have a GED?
  • Do you have access to a computer with internet connection?
  • Can you commit to 12 weeks of unpaid training?
  • Will you be open to full-time work following your training?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, we encourage you to apply.

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Upcoming Classes

 

Class TypeCLASS STARTSAPPLICATIONS DUE
Technical SupportMay 13, 2019April 15, 2019 - Class will graduate on August 2.
Technical SupportAugust 5, 2019July 8, 2019 Apply Now

Priority for application acceptances in our online-only class is given to veterans connected to Wounded Warrior Project.

Program Overview & FAQs

Students who enroll in our IT-Ready Technical Support program learn technical skills to help them successfully pass both parts of the CompTIA A+ certification exam.

All IT-Ready students also 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 both technical and professional skills starting Day One of their next job. 

  • Q1

    How long does the class session last and how many people are in class?

    Online-only IT-Ready classes take place over 12 weeks with one instructor and up to 35 students. The live virtual instructor shares material in a lecture format, but leaves plenty of time for questions, group discussions and one-on-one attention.

  • Q2

    How much does a class cost?

    Creating IT Futures’ classes are underwritten by grants and financial donations, so that students can attend classes for free.

  • Q3

    How long does each class run and is it every day?

    Classes are held five days a week, Monday through Friday. The morning session starts at 8:00 a.m. ET, and the afternoon session starts at 6:00 p.m. ET. Each session runs for 3 hours. Students must commit to either the morning or afternoon cohort and cannot bounce between the two. Students are required to be on time every day; the program allows only one absence and two tardies. Classes run for 12 weeks.

  • Q4

    What type of job can I expect to get after completing IT-Ready and where?

    Within four months of graduating, 85% of IT-Ready students are working in a paid IT role. Technical support graduates move into help desk tech roles, building and maintaining a business’ IT environment and assisting its internal and external customers. IT-Ready students who pass their certification exams are eligible for a tech job paying up to $15/hour. IT-Ready graduates are effectively employees of that company on a temporary, contract, or full-time permanent basis. IT-Ready staff remain in touch with graduates to ensure all goes smoothly.

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Alumni Career Support

 

Our IT-Ready alumni benefits encourage continued professional growth and development


The strong and supportive relationships we build with IT-Ready students don’t end upon their graduation and employment. IT-Ready provides alumni benefits that encourage continued professional growth and development – and offers ways alumni can “pay it forward” and help other deserving individuals. 

IT-Ready graduates who pass the CompTIA A+ certification exams qualify for additional IT training and certification vouchers at no personal expense. 

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Alumni Success

  • BrittianMcIntosh When Brittian McIntosh left the Navy with electronics expertise and professional commendations, he assumed his transition into the civilian workforce would be an easy one. It wasn’t. IT-Ready gave McIntosh skills and credentials to kick start a new career.
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