October 2, 2022

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MCC launches new IT academy thanks to federal grant

The tech field is a gold mine for jobs and opportunity, but many of us do not know how to get into I.T. Metropolitan Community College wants to tear down that barrier with a new program leading the way. The best part is you may not have to pay a penny to enroll. “There’s going to be more and more of these opportunities. It’s going to continue to grow as the world becomes more technology equipped,” said Robert Caldwell, the project manager of the Rapid IT Employment Academy.From smartphones and doorbell cameras to TV streaming and even smart refrigerators, technology touches every aspect of our lives. And if you are looking to find a place at a future career, or even start a new hobby in the tech industry, MCC is ready to help. They are launching their new Rapid IT Employment Academy. “It’s always changing and you always have to adapt to it, you’re always learning something new. You can go in depth in one tiny little area and it leads to 10 different areas,” said Loryn Miles, an academy student. “They’ll learn everything from hardware to software to networking to cybersecurity to troubleshooting to computer repair, all of that stuff,” said Caldwell.The program is 12 weeks. MCC says it will provide a quick, accelerated pathway to an IT job through CompTIA certifications. These could also lead to continued education with companies like Google and Microsoft. Starting jobs, many of them remote, include things like help desk technicians where you troubleshoot tech issues people have. “You can excel and move up and it’s not uncommon that people are making very, very good incomes in this field,” said Caldwell. “You could have zero knowledge and get in this program and then they’ll help you start your career and get you a job,” said Miles. The best news is the academy is free for people who qualify. It is based on employment status, not income, but you have to like tech too. If you are unemployed, underemployed or are part of an underrepresented population within the tech field, you may qualify. MCC is offering day and evening classes starting every month now for the next several years. It will take dedication, the exams are not easy, but you will get the opportunity to help people and start a new life. The program is possible because of a $10 million grant from the US Labor Department. Omaha, San Francisco, Dallas, Denver and Philadelphia were all awarded this grant. To apply or for more information, complete an Interest Inquiry at www.mccneb.edu/rapiditacademy or email [email protected]

The tech field is a gold mine for jobs and opportunity, but many of us do not know how to get into I.T.

Metropolitan Community College wants to tear down that barrier with a new program leading the way. The best part is you may not have to pay a penny to enroll.

“There’s going to be more and more of these opportunities. It’s going to continue to grow as the world becomes more technology equipped,” said Robert Caldwell, the project manager of the Rapid IT Employment Academy.

From smartphones and doorbell cameras to TV streaming and even smart refrigerators, technology touches every aspect of our lives.

And if you are looking to find a place at a future career, or even start a new hobby in the tech industry, MCC is ready to help. They are launching their new Rapid IT Employment Academy.

“It’s always changing and you always have to adapt to it, you’re always learning something new. You can go in depth in one tiny little area and it leads to 10 different areas,” said Loryn Miles, an academy student.

“They’ll learn everything from hardware to software to networking to cybersecurity to troubleshooting to computer repair, all of that stuff,” said Caldwell.

The program is 12 weeks. MCC says it will provide a quick, accelerated pathway to an IT job through CompTIA certifications. These could also lead to continued education with companies like Google and Microsoft.

Starting jobs, many of them remote, include things like help desk technicians where you troubleshoot tech issues people have.

“You can excel and move up and it’s not uncommon that people are making very, very good incomes in this field,” said Caldwell.

“You could have zero knowledge and get in this program and then they’ll help you start your career and get you a job,” said Miles.

The best news is the academy is free for people who qualify. It is based on employment status, not income, but you have to like tech too. If you are unemployed, underemployed or are part of an underrepresented population within the tech field, you may qualify.

MCC is offering day and evening classes starting every month now for the next several years. It will take dedication, the exams are not easy, but you will get the opportunity to help people and start a new life.

The program is possible because of a $10 million grant from the US Labor Department. Omaha, San Francisco, Dallas, Denver and Philadelphia were all awarded this grant.

To apply or for more information, complete an Interest Inquiry at www.mccneb.edu/rapiditacademy or email [email protected]

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