Jacksonville University is offering a new information technology certificate program in partnership with SkillStorm, which trains and hires technology workers.
The program will target college graduates nationwide with or without a computer science background. Veterans and their spouses, under-represented students such as first-generation college graduates, minorities and women will also be targeted in the program's marketing, according to a news release from JU and SkillStorm.
Approximately half of the 3,000 tech professionals SkillStorm and JU expect to enroll in the next three years will train at Jacksonville University’s Downtown campus before being placed in jobs throughout the country.
Jacksonville University and SkillStorm will offer two primary tracks, one for those with prior tech experience and one for those without.
Upon acceptance, students with a strong technology background will be immediately hired and paid by SkillStorm, allowing them to focus on training, according to the news release.
“We’re excited to partner with Jacksonville University to build a tech talent hub that can help the city, state and region. This partnership will not only help existing businesses expand their operations in Jacksonville, it will also help attract new companies seeking to access talent certified in today’s most in-demand technologies,” said Joe Mitchell, COO of SkillStorm in an email to WJCT News.
During the 12-week rigorous program, students will learn advanced skills and obtain certification in enterprise technologies such as Pega, Salesforce, AWS, Azure, Java, Robotics and ServiceNow before being deployed to a client.
Here's more information about the program, including the application.