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Looking for a new career? Free course at Trocaire College could help

Posted at 9:42 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 09:42:26-04

A western New York college is offering a free way to transition into new careers in information technology.

Trocaire College announced the launch of a free IT career exploration course in partnership with the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and Tech Buffalo.

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, more than 545,000 new IT jobs will be added over the next seven years with a median annual salary of $86,320.

“Most people think they need to be a math or technology wizard to work in IT, but this isn’t the case,” said Dan Neville, director of the Trocaire College Technology Institute. “Basic entry level skills needed include a willingness to learn and a customer service orientation. Adults who are looking to change careers and find out if a career in IT is right for them are encouraged to apply for the free course.”

The instructor-led, online course starts May 18 or July 13, and runs Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 12 noon each day for four weeks.

The course uses CompTIA’s IT Fundamentals curriculum and includes an opportunity to earn an industry-recognized certification upon completion. All course materials and certification fees are included.

Class size is limited.

For information on how to register, click here.