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:

  • LEARN

    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.

  • DEMONSTRATE

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

  • COMMUNICATE

    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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