IT Bootcamp Expansion Project receives funding from New Mexico Higher Education Department for Displaced Worker Training

IT Bootcamp Expansion Project receives funding from New Mexico Higher Education Department for Displaced Worker Training

The  program is intended to support colleges that retrain workers whose jobs were eliminated.  This year, the New Mexico Higher Education Department awarded $139,000 in Displaced Worker funds. Nine community colleges applied for these funds but only four were selected to receive them, including NMSU Grants.

The funding that NMSU Grants receives will be used by the Computer Science program’s IT Boot Camp. It trains students to be computer technicians in a short period of time. To date, two groups have completed the fifteen-week training. All courses are taught toward industry certification like Comptia A+ and Comptia Network +. Students can take a second semester for more certification training and complete a computer technology certificate. Many students have moved on to get their associate degrees and even look forward to completing the Bachelor of Information and Communication completely online through the NMSU Las Cruces College of Engineering.

With the funding that it receives, NMSU Grants will provide certificate vouchers for students enrolled in past and current IT Boot Camp classes. It will also provide instructional materials, certification practice software, and other services that support student success.

Registration is open now for the next IT Boot Camp which begins on August 16th.

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