In today’s workplace, technology and digital skills are highly valuable. Whether you want to learn how to develop a website, how to digitally manage data or how to assemble and disassemble computer hardware, there’s no better way to invest in yourself than by learning valuable technological skills with our free IT Training programs. These programs are designed to launch your IT career and make you more marketable to employers. 

If you are interested in enrolling in an IT Training course, please fill out the following interest form, and a Goodwill University team member will be in touch with you before our next cohort is released: https://goo.gl/forms/972UxZOmefMtpcL12.

How Our IT Training Programs Work

Our IT Training programs are cohort based, meaning we only schedule one batch of training classes at a time. After each cohort, we determine if we want to continue with those same training programs, or if we should implement different training programs that will be more beneficial for our clients. That’s why you’ll notice that many of our IT Training programs don’t have a scheduled start date and why the classes we’re offering during this cohort may be different from the classes we offered during the last.

We kick off each new cohort with an IT Training Info Session. At this information session, you’ll learn everything you need to know regarding our training programs and will have the opportunity to ask questions. Until we kick off our next cohort, you should fill out the following interest form so that we make sure we invite you to the next information session and keep you in the loop regarding our IT Training programs: https://goo.gl/forms/972UxZOmefMtpcL12. In the meantime, we encourage you to come into the Goodwill Opportunity Campus and register as a Goodwill client, at which time you can explore and possibly enroll in some of our other high-level courses as you wait for information about the next cohort to be released.

All IT Training students must complete our Fundamentals of IT (F.I.T.) course prior to enrolling in other IT Training courses. Since the demand for our free IT Training programs is so high, we implement an interview process for enrollment. So, once the next cohort is released, you’ll come to the information session, register as a Goodwill client, take a few assessments and complete our F.I.T. training course. From there, someone on our Goodwill University team will schedule interviews with you.

Our Current IT Training Programs

Fundamentals of IT (F.I.T)

As technology continues to become a greater necessity in the workplace, the need for employees with tech skills will continue to grow. This course provides an overview of technology concepts, as well as exposure to various career tracks in Information Technology (IT). This free training course prepares participants for entry-level positions giving technical assistance to users. You will learn core technology concepts that are in demand today by businesses around the world, explore a variety of career paths in technology and build a solid foundation to prepare for intermediate technology studies in Windows Operating System, Networking, Database and Software Development. 

Next Start Date: Monday, October 15, 2018

Course Length: 4 weeks

When: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM

Course Delivery: Students can choose between classroom and online

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Register as a Goodwill client
  • Have a valid picture ID

Salesforce Academy

This free Salesforce training course, taught in partnership with Tech Talent South, teaches participants to analyze and manage an organization’s operations in the Salesforce CRM (Customer Relationship Management) database. In this Salesforce certification training course, students will learn to manage users, data and security; maintain and customize Sales Cloud and Service Cloud applications; and build reports, dashboards and workflows.

Course Length: 12 weeks

When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Course Delivery: Classroom

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Typing: 25 words per minute
  • Ability to be seated for more than one hour in front of a computer screen
  • Familiarity with the Cloud and Salesforce is a plus

Certificates Received Upon Completion: Salesforce Certified Administrator

Web Development 

This free web development training course, taught in partnership with Tech Talent South, teaches the fundamental tools of website development and design (HTML/CSS, Javascript) and of building a web application. In this course, students are given the skills needed to design, code and launch polished custom websites. Participants will learn the core building blocks of the web and build static websites using HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap. In addition, participants will learn to build web applications using Ruby (a programming language) and Rails (a web application framework) and finish the course with a live web application they have built.

Course Length: 8 weeks

When: Wednesdays, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Course Delivery: Classroom

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to prioritize work and adjust to rapidly changing requirements and demands
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, document management and team leadership skills
  • Strong technical aptitude, comfort with integrations and writing out business requirements for IT
  • Strong Windows Operating Systems/Microsoft Office skills
  • Typing: more than 25 words per minute

Certificates Received Upon Completion: Capstone project to serve as portfolio addition

IT-Ready: CompTIA A+/Help Desk Support

This free help desk training course, taught in partnership with Creating IT Futures and sponsored by TEKsystems, teaches participants about installing and upgrading operating systems, installing and imaging virtual machines, data storage, peripheral devices, safety and maintenance, assembly and disassembly of hardware, computer networking, Internet security and troubleshooting. Participants who enroll in our classroom-based help desk training program learn material to help them successfully pass both parts of the CompTIA A+ certification exam. 

Next Start Date: Monday, October 29, 2018

Course Length: 8 weeks

When: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM

Course Delivery: Classroom

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 18 years or older
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant
  • Must be able to commit to eight weeks of full-time learning

Certificates Received Upon Completion: CompTIA A+ (upon passing 901 & 902 exams)

If you are interested in enrolling in an IT Training course, please fill out the following interest form, and a Goodwill University team member will be in touch with you before our next cohort is released: https://goo.gl/forms/972UxZOmefMtpcL12.

 

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