Preparing Individuals for Information Career Technologies & Linux Certification
For Low-Income Individuals With Barriers to Employment.
- Certification: Linux (Linux Professional Institute™).
- Preparation for self-paced learning: teach participants to obtain additional technical certifications at their own pace without personal instruction.
- Job readiness: network administration, including support for mixed platform workstations and servers, Internet gateways, firewalls, proxies, and awareness of automation techniques and peripherals. Support for mixed platform workstations and servers.
- 12 hours/week for 11 weeks(8 hours/week for 14 weeks.)
- Cohort/closed enrollment models.
- Preparation and practice for single part Linux certification test.
- Linux (Linux Professional Institute™, Comp ITA) exams taken at end of programs.
- Fee based tuition, scholarships provided to low income individuals.
- Job placement assistance.
- Contract with experienced training providers to conduct training program
- “Home” organization may conduct outreach, assessment, enrollment & career placement, with consult for training services.
- Higher literacy level (10th grade) may be required of clients.
- Spanish-speaking (or other language) instructor explains English curriculum and concepts in the second language, or teaches entirely in the second language.
- Computer repair technician (A+, MCDST, Network+) certification; comparable experience with computer troubleshooting and repair may be accepted.
- Basic computer literacy (IC3 Certification) may be required.
- Education/literacy: 10th grade reading level.
- Basic technical competency (ability to handle tools, small parts; ability to use mouse and keyboard.)
- Commitment to job placement after training.
- 14 week commitment.
- Classroom based learning environment.
- High level of computer understanding (A+, MCDST, Network+ Certification.)
- Complex testing requirements.
- Training time unpaid.
For the organization
- Facility and technical equipment
- Training location that accommodates one computer per student
- Technical hardware infrastructure required for lab exercises
- Technically skilled instructors
- Support necessary to complete enrollment and testing
- After-hours support for evening classes
- Job placement support and job market that can accommodate mid level technical positions
ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS
- Minimum class: 8 hours/week for 14 weeks (Saturdays.)
- Infrastructure (for class of 20): 1 classroom, 20 student computers, 1 instructor computer, server/network environment, technical hardware infrastructure required for lab exercises, lab environment.
- Staff: 1 Program Manager (0.25 FTE), 1 Recruiter (.5 FTE), Career Advisor (0.5 FTE), 1 Director of Training (0.10 FTE); Instructor (0.5 FTE.)
- Marketing: outreach at Career Centers, CBOs, One-Stop Career Centers and other social service agencies; emails, flyers, advertising and word of mouth.
- Government local.
- community college.
- Other nonprofits.
- Local business.
Source of Funding
- Local (City/County.)
- Other earned income.