📈Become an IT Specialist & Transform Your Career with Merit America
compensation: 45,000 on average in your first placement employment type: employee's choice telecommuting ok
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Looking to start a new career in tech? Want a new job making over $40,000/year in just a few months for $0 upfront? We're here to help.
Merit America is a nonprofit organization offering working adults without Bachelor’s degrees an opportunity to transform their careers with no upfront cost. Learn more and apply here. Application deadline is May 15th.
Past Merit America graduates in new roles have had a 70% wage increase. As Robert, a recent Merit America graduate, said in the NYTimes: “It’s the American dream stuff that didn’t seem feasible for me until now.”
👉Here are some of the benefits of our programs:
✅$0 upfront cost. You’re only responsible for payment if you land a job with a $40,000 annual salary or higher. No questions asked.
✅Flexible & part-time. Courses are designed for working, busy adults. Classes take 15-20 hours per week for 14 weeks.
✅Get skills employers want. We've identified the specific skills you need to get a new career in tech.
✅On-going career services. Merit America offers coaching, career services, and connections to local employers, all focused on helping you get a new job in tech.
✅Quick & easy application. It takes just 5 minutes to submit your online application. No Bachelor's degree is required.
How long does the application take?
The initial application takes no more than 5 minutes.
When does the program start?
The next cohort begins in May, 2021. Applications will be accepted until May 15th, 2021.
What are the applicant requirements to be accepted for this training?
- Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, but no Bachelor’s degree. While those with Associate’s degrees are welcome to apply, those with a Bachelor’s degree or who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program are not eligible unless your graduation date was over 5 years ago and you're currently unemployed or underemployed.
- You are a fluent English speaker, reader, and writer.
- You are authorized to work in the U.S. and able to pass a background and reference check.
- You are savvy using modern technology with consistent internet access through your personal devices or nearby public spaces (e.g., libraries, coffee shops).
Is there an age limit?
We do not have an age limit and welcome all adults with a GED or High School diploma to apply.
What type of IT jobs are graduates qualified for?
Graduates will have the business and technology skills to pursue rewarding careers as IT support professionals. Specific job titles include: Help Desk Technician, Computer User Support Specialist, Computer Network Support Specialist, Technology Coordinator, and more.
Am I guaranteed a job?
Merit America cannot guarantee employment. Graduates who are not offered a position will receive support from Merit America to identify other career opportunities leveraging their new skills. Merit America coaches and employer placement teams work with each graduate to support their job placement goals.
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