16 Weeks to Prepare For Your IT Career

Welcome to the Tech Foundry experience. Let us walk you through the benefits of joining our program.

Tech Foundry (TF) offers a  high-touch competency-based 16-week IT Support training program.  The program delivers an integrated learning experience that combines professional development, career readiness, and technical skills. Through this journey, members will become part of a tight-knit community and have the opportunity to engage in various projects, participate in professional development workshops, meet professionals in the field, complete a capstone project, an intern with one of our employer partners. Each participant leaves the Tech Foundry program with individualized career products they can use to promote themselves in their IT career and land jobs in the IT field.  The 400-hour Tech Foundry experience results in the following outcomes:

  1. Essential Technical Skills
  2. IT Resume
  3. IT Cover Letter Template
  4. Elevator Pitch
  5. Real-Time Interviewing with Employers
  6. IT Career Mapping Plan
  7. Thank you letter template
  8. Career Readiness Plan
  9. Oral and Written Business Writing Proficiencies
  10. Career Coaching
  11. Potential Job Placement

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FAQ

How often do you host the program?

For the past two years we have delivered the program in the Fall and Winter-Spring.

When should I apply?

We currently do not have rolling applications but encourage prospective applicants to check during the summer (June) for the fall class and fall (November-January) for the spring class.

How much does the program cost?

There are no fees associated with participation in this program. However, members will have to invest an incredible amount of energy and time into the program.

Do I need prior technical experience?

We recommend that members have some technical proficiency that will help them navigate comfortable around a Windows computer.

What does the application process entail?

Our recruitment process is a multi-step process that seeks to assess fit into our IT Support program. The application process is comprised of the following:

  1. Application form on our website (20-30 minutes)
    • General interest questions (7 minutes)
    • Demographic information (7 minutes)
    • Technical assessment (15 minutes)
  2. Interview (20 minutes)

How long is the program?

This is a 16-week program, 12 weeks of learning followed by 4 weeks internship. We meet five days a week, Monday-Friday, and the program requires a minimum time commitment of 22.5 hours per week from 12:30-5:00pm.

What does the program consist of?

16 weeks (400 hours) of combined experiences:

  1. Career coaching
  2. Career readiness courses
  3. Leadership courses
  4. Technical courses
  5. Internship

What is a capstone project?

All TF members will be engaged in a final project during their 12th week. The project can be proposed by the member or they could engage with one we would recommend. The goal is to deploy a server that can provide a service to one or multiple users. In the past year we have leveraged our partnership with AWS to deploy the projects in the cloud.

How can I prepare for class? Do I need any tools or equipment?

Before starting the program we recommend to read anything regarding software and hardware troubleshooting. You will be taught these skills during the program but it may serve well to know what to expect coming in. Tech Foundry will supply the equipment necessary to succeed in the program.

Our Approach to Learning

Tech Foundry has partnered with Google to bring a robust IT Support program. All learners will engage in the following process: 

  • LEARN

    Members learn a skill through a combination of lectures, hands on activities, reading and writing. The goal is to have them be able to process the information and be able to demonstrate it after.

  • DEMONSTRATE

    Members demonstrate their ability to work through a series of tasks by setting up and managing systems. This requires the learner to be able to iterate on their practices.

  • REFLECT

    Members demonstrate their ability to work through a series of tasks by setting up and managing systems. This requires the learner to be able to iterate on their practices.

Tech Foundry Coursework to Prepare you for a Career in IT

IT Fundamentals

  • Office365
  • IT Customer Service
  • Hardware Fundamentals – Desktop and Server
  • Operating Systems: Linux and Windows
  • Fundamentals of Networking
  • Network Services – DHCP & DNS
  • System Administration -Windows Server and Active Directory
  • Imaging and Deployment
  • Security

Professional Development and Career Readiness

  • Career Roadmapping
  • Leadership Style and Planning
  • Goal Setting
  • Communication
  • Teams and Collaboration
  • Interviewing
  • Resume
  • Mindfulness
  • Managing energy
  • Negotiation
  • Cover letter
  • Feedback
  • Design Thinking
  • Emotional intelligence

Capstone

  • Final project leveraging prior skills gained in the program.
  • AWS Educate provides the infrastructure to deploy the project.
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