Free IT Job Training Courses

Residents attend a CCTV cable installatio
Residents attend a CCTV cable installation training course, one of the many technology training courses sponsored by REES.

Per Scholas is offering free IT job training courses for NYCHA residents and community members (including NYCHA employees) interested in receiving their CompTIA A+and MCTS certifications.

CompTIA A+ is an entrylevel computer certification for PC computer service technicians. The exam is designed to certify the competency of entry-level PC computer service professionals in installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating personal computers. The A+ certification is sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) certification proves the holder’s skills on a particular Microsoft technology, such as the Windows operating system, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, or Microsoft Visual Studio.

New courses are available for varying levels of IT experience. Job placement assistance is offered after training completion.

Classes are held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays.

Basic requirements:

  • Ages 18 years and older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Score 10.0 or higher on the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) in Reading and Math
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

The free training classes include all books and materials, and job placement assistance after completion of training.

You may contact the REES Hotline at 718-289-8100 or RSVP online at http://tinyurl. com/PerScholasSouthBronx.

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