Information Technology Jobs Are In Demand. Begin Your Career In The Growing IT Industry.

The Connecticut Workforce & High-Tech Industry Skills Partnership (CT-WHISP) is seeking individuals to strengthen the talent pipeline of workers in the  Information Technology (IT) sector!

CT-WHISP offers grant-funded, short term IT courses aligned with industry certifications (CompTIA and Amazon Web Services) as well as supportive services and job-search assistance. Training is offered in hybrid and online formats.

Training prepares individuals to start in entry-level IT positions. The types of jobs you can get a job: Technical Support Specialist, Data Support Technician, or System Support Specialist.

Course offerings include:

  • CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation Course – We follow the Housatonic Community College scheduled for dates.
    • 15-week online course with Housatonic Community College
    • The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. This online course prepares students for the industry-recognized certification and covers all topics related to the CompTIA A+ 220-1101 and CompTIA+ 220-1102.
  • Amazon Web Services Cloud Foundations
    • 7-Week Course, Online or In-Person at Norwalk Community College
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy Cloud Foundations is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. The course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be 17 years of age or older
  • Be unemployed or underemployed
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Reside in The WorkPlace’s 20-town service district
  • Demonstrate likelihood of program completion and IT employment

Contact us today to learn more and to apply for the IT training at NO COST.

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