16 Weeks to Prepare For Your IT Career

Our free 16-week IT training program meets five days a week and requires a time commitment of 22.5 hours per week. Typically classes are Monday through Friday, 12:30-5:00PM. The classes will focus on skills needed for entry level positions in IT.

Taking part in the program involves completing projects and classes at our Google-like space in downtown Springfield, MA, going on local field trips, and completing a minimum four-week internship with area employers. Completing the Tech Foundry program will help prepare you for an entry-level position in IT.

If you are passionate about your future, this is the program for you!

Tech Foundry Badges Show You’re Ready for a Career in IT

Sample Badges:

IT Fundamentals

  • Office365
  • IT Customer Service
  • Hardware Fundamentals – Desktop and Server
  • Operating Systems – Linux and Windows
  • Security Basics
  • Fundamentals of Networking

Professional Development and Work Readiness

  • Leadership Style and Planning
  • Goal Setting
  • Communication
  • Teams and Collaboration
  • Interviewing
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Feedback
  • Problem-solving and Creativity

System Administration

  • Network services – DHCP & DNS
  • Active Directory
  • Imaging and Deployment
  • Project Management

Virtualization and Cloud

  • Cloud Services -AWS 
  • Virtualization – VMWare and Hyper-V

The Badge Process

Students complete three components in order to receive a badge in a specific skill:


    Students learn a skill through a combination of lectures and hands-on tasks. At the end of this step students should be able to replicate what they learned on their own.


    Students demonstrate their ability to work through a series of tasks by setting up and managing systems found on regular IT companies.


    In order to show their mastery of the skill, students document and share their new knowledge. All projects are delivered through a ticketing system where students detail the scope of the problem and resolution. Students also deliver weekly status reports detailing the progress of their projects.

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