Workforce Solutions

IT Certification/Training Program

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is offering Borderplex residents the opportunity to take part in our new IT training/certification program that offers free training to selected participants. Our 6-week course will be led by a certified CompTIA instructor and is funded by Prudential Financial and the Texas Industry Partnership grant.

Registration is now OPEN for the the cohort of the IT Training & Certification Training program that launches on June 17, 2019 and ends July 26, 2019.

Potential candidates seeking to form part of the course must take their assessment test no later than June 12th. 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO REGISTER FOR THE ASSESSMENT: 

https://borderplexjobs.formstack.com/forms/it

This will be the first time Workforce Solutions will offer a new certification program that provides candidates with the necessary skills required to pass the following certifications:

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Certified Associate in Python Programming
  • Querying Data with Transact - SQL

Candidates will have the opportunity to enter into this 6-week training cohort that offers a suite of IT certificates that build an individual’s capacity to work in the technology field. This innovative training program is targeted to adults; students; veterans, transitioning soldiers, and military spouses; and currently unemployed and underemployed professionals. The program will run for 6 consecutive weeks, Monday through Friday, from 9 am – 5 pm each day, starting June 17th and ending on July 26th. Candidates who currently do not have a full-time work commitment are encouraged to apply for the program.

This is an intense IT training that will require the following:

  • Candidates interested in taking part in this upcoming cohort of the IT Certification Program MUST REGISTER TO TAKE THE IT FUNDAMENTALS ASSESSMENT.  

  • Candidates will need to prove their right to work in the U.S. by providing eligible documents

  • Candidates will need to commit to near perfect attendance while undergoing the program

  • Candidates will not be able to be currently employed in a typical Monday-Friday, 8-5 job during the training program, due to the program’s strict attendance requirement and rigorous course of study

Testing will take place from May 8, 2019 through June 12, 2019.

Click the link below to sign up for your exam:

https://borderplexjobs.formstack.com/forms/it

A 55% passage rate is required in order to be considered for the program. Workforce Solutions staff will then contact candidates who have passed the exam to schedule an interview. Selected interviewees will then undergo a WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) eligibility screening. If they pass, they will then sign a contract of intent where they agree to complete the program and agree to seek and secure a job in the IT field upon program completion.

For more information about the IT Certification Training Program, please contact Alysha Swann at alysha.swann@borderplexjobs.com

Things to consider . . .

In recent years, El Paso has been able to attract companies that provide IT services and jobs. The Borderplex region is also attracting the interset of new IT companies. IT jobs are especially important for the region because they offer higher wages than many other industries. 

To retain and expand the existing IT businesses and attract new ones, the Borderplex region must produce skilled workers with certain certifications that the employers are requesting. The IT Training Program offered Summer 2019 will help Workforce Solutions Borderplex connect job seekers with employers in our emerging IT industry, where there is a growing demand and higher wages.