Wake Tech is offering free IT training for displaced workers

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RALEIGH — As job losses mount in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, Wake Tech Community College is stepping up to help displaced workers.

North Carolina’s largest technical college based in Raleigh will now offer cost-free IT training for those who qualify for in-demand fields, including programming, networking and cybersecurity.

“Wake County’s job growth has surged in information technology areas,” the college said in a release. “As a result, employers have unfilled positions because candidates are not available. Wake Technical Community College’s Non-Credit Computer Education Department will provide accelerated training to address the industry skills gap.”

Key topics include: job market overview; IT industry trends; the transition from the current industry to in-demand IT industry; barrier removal strategy; student resources; information technology training and candidate placement.

Scholarships will be based on WCE Scholarship Criteria as well as performance on a technical assessment.

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Original Article Source: WRAL TechWire