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.