14 Weeks to Prepare For Your IT Career
Tech Foundry is currently enrolling 18+ students into our Summer Cohort, starting May 8th, and our Fall Cohort, starting September 5th. Our 14-week program meets for 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday in the afternoons. The free classes will focus on teaching skills in four technological areas: networking, data analysis, programming, and computer troubleshooting.
Taking part in the program involves taking classes here at our Google-like space in downtown Springfield, MA, as well as going on field trips, and completing a four-week internship with area employers. Completing the Tech Foundry program will help prepare you for an entry-level position in IT. If you are passionate about your future, this is the program for you!
Tech Foundry Badges Show You’re Ready for a Career – In Over 20 Key Areas
- Language Basics
- Intro to Data Collection
- Data Compliancy, Encryption and Security
- Microsoft Access
- Visualizing Data
- Advanced Storage Concepts
- Networking Infrastructure Overview
- Intro to Networking Diagnostics
- Understanding SSL
General IT Badges
- Microsoft Office
- PC Deployment
- Hardware Assembly and Diagnostics
- Active Directory Fundamentals
- Virus/Malware Detection and Removal
The Badge Process
Students complete three components in order to receive a badge in a specific skill:
Students learn the skill in a hands-on environment. For the Networking Infrastructure badge, students will learn the various components of a business network. They will identify each component and its role in the network through the assembly of a simple network.
Students demonstrate the skill they learned previously through a project or assignment. For the Networking Infrastructure badge, students will independently build a working network from scratch using all the components they learned about during the “Learn” portion.
In order to show their mastery of the skill, students finally apply their new knowledge. The application component can consist of a video tutorial, a live class for another student or staff member, or another medium that allows the student to teach the skill to someone else.