Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR) is currently seeking hiring partners to interview skilled candidates for computer support positions and related careers. The Maricopa Community College Foundation (MCCF) recently received a grant from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation to provide training to veterans and their spouses, assist with the transition from military life to the civilian workforce and provide a pathway for long-term, sustainable careers. As part of the terms of the grant, MCCF is offering a variety of free classes designed to upskill veterans and their spouses.
Hosted by MCOR and GateWay Community College, these classes focus on four high-need career paths: computer support technicians, phlebotomy technicians, emergency medical technicians and electrical workers, all of which aim to provide valuable opportunities to veterans and sustain the workforce with qualified talent.
The 10-week computer support training provides an introduction to IT concepts, hands-on experience in building and maintaining computers, and provides students with access to the CompTIA A+ and Network+ exams and certifications. This program, which totals over 140 hours of coursework, prepares students for careers as computer user support specialists, IT support technicians, help desk specialists, and tech support specialists.
According to Patti O’Brien, chief operating officer of MCOR, this is a prime opportunity for employers to reach a variety of qualified candidates and help put veterans back to work.
“Our computer support technician program provides a holistic approach to teaching participants about technology and ensuring they have the skills they need to be successful,” says O’Brien. “We understand the needs of the business community and know that our veterans are searching for high-growth fields to transition into. We are excited to provide a solution that answers the needs of everyone.”
MCOR will be hosting a hiring event for prospective employers to meet with computer support technician participants, who are expected to complete the program in June 2019. Employers who are interested in interviewing these qualified candidates should contact Stephanie Stewart, MCOR project manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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