NPower Offers Free Tech Fundamentals Program

Castleberry ISD and NPower Texas Expand Free Tech Fundamentals Program to Graduates
Posted on 01/11/2024
Free Tech Fundamentals Program for High School Graduates

Castleberry ISD is looking for recent graduates and community members between the ages of 18 and 26 who are looking to start a career in tech. The district is partnering with NPower to offer a tuition-free Tech Fundamentals program that will provide participants the skills needed to fast-track their tech career and be job ready in six months. Those interested do not need to have prior technology skills or training.

Throughout the 20-week program, students will earn industry-recognized certifications including: CompTIA A+ & IT Fundamentals+, a Google IT Support Certificate, and an IT Generalist Apprenticeship credential. Participants will have exposure to Microsoft, Cisco, AWS, and other leading platforms that are built into the curriculum. All participants who finish the program will earn at least one certification, with the opportunity to earn all five certifications in addition to credit from Tarrant County College, which can be used to continue pursuing an Associate's degree.

All courses are facilitated by NPower instructors and start Monday, February 5, 2024. Participants will enroll in either an AM or PM session with up to 25 students per session. Classes will be held virtually Monday through Thursday, and instruction will be taught virtually on Friday. Although specific details are still to be determined, participants should plan to attend four or five in-person sessions in April, May, and June.

Students are supported by employer partners who are ready to hire NPower talent to start their career in tech. NPower Texas has served close to 1,000 veterans, reservists and military spouses to date. They have a strong record of repeat hiring among their employer partners. A small selection of top companies where students have or are currently thriving in tech roles: Bank of America, Citi Group, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, Trinity River Authority, and Verizon.

Submit the online application by Friday, January 26, 2024 in order to be considered for the program. Spots are limited to 50 participants.