Total Program Hours: 45 hours
Computing Career CorpsComputing Career Corps is a 15-week workforce development program for Franklin County youth. The program is designed to strengthen students’ technology (computer science) skills while at the same time exploring technology career pathways. The program introduces students to a variety of in-demand occupations in the field of technology including computer programming, software engineering, robotics, 3D printing and app development. Students will gain a solid understanding of the inner workings of technology, discover pathways for entering these careers and also use their newly acquired skills in the authentic task of creating solutions/ products/artifacts to everyday problems.
June – August
Total Program Hours: 200 hours
Student TECH CORPS (STC)Student TECH CORPS is an eight-week summer work-based learning experience. Student TECH CORPS delivers core technology training and industry recognized certification to high school students. Not only will this program provide students with technical skills, industry recognized certification (CompTIA IT Fundamentals), it will engage them in applying this knowledge at an early age within the context of solving real-world problems. The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam covers foundational IT concepts and is an ideal, industry-recognized first step for a student entering an entry level technology career.
August – December
Total Program Hours: 350 hours
Per Scholas Columbus’ primary offering is IT Support: a 10-week, full-time, tuition- free training leading to CompTIA A+ professional certification. Students are led through a rigorous, hands-on curriculum covering computer hardware and software, setting up networks, troubleshooting mobile devices and more.
Graduates are prepared for entry-level IT employment in positions such as Desktop Support Specialists, IT Support Analysts and Network Field Technicians. Per Scholas graduates are supported with two years of career coaching and additional tuition-free educational opportunities for career growth.
January 2019 and Beyond
Per Scholas provides job placement assistance to its graduates by working with them to ensure that they are fully prepared to seek, interview, negotiate, and land their first IT job. In addition, we work with employers to provide visibility for our trainees, and support company goals of filling open positions with well-trained and highly-motivated tech talent who are looking to land with a greatorganization.