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Emily Griffith Technical College Offers New Google IT Training Program to Help Coloradans Gain Topical Skills in Growing Industry

News Date: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Registration currently open; Program launches May 1

DENVER – Emily Griffith Technical College, in partnership with Colorado Technology Association (CTA), is working to train Coloradans who are looking for new opportunities or a new work-from-home career. The Google IT Support Professional Certificate, an online training program developed by Google and hosted by Emily Griffith Technical College, teaches interested individuals the skills needed to start a career in IT support, which is one of the fastest growing fields in the U.S. The program comes to Denver through a collaboration with Google and Jobs for the Future, supported with funding from Google.org. Registration is currently open at Google IT Cert Application. The program kicks off on May 1.

“In our current state, we are challenged to fast track innovation and future-forward thinking,” said Stephanie Donner, Executive Director of Emily Griffith Technical College. “At Emily Griffith Technical College, we are focused on education and training that will fuel our workforce and stimulate our economy now and into the future. We are excited to work with the Colorado Technology Association to promote this important training program and we are glad to be able to support Coloradans in a new way, thanks to Jobs for the Future.”

The program is a part of Grow with Google, an initiative that helps ensure that the opportunities created by technology are available to everyone. Hosted by the Coursera online learning platform, the certificate is designed to teach individuals the skills needed for entry-level IT support positions. No prior IT experience is needed. The program includes five courses, with a dynamic mix of video lectures, quizzes and hands-on labs and widgets. Individuals will learn about troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security. After May 1, individuals can start the program whenever they are ready.

“There are currently thousands of open jobs in IT in Colorado,” said Frannie Matthews, President & CEO from Colorado Technology Association. “Because many jobs in IT can be done from home, it makes it an appealing career now and into the coming months. With that in mind, now is the perfect time to support Emily Griffith Technical College to promote an at-home training program in IT.”

“For the past couple of months we have been working to finalize details so that we could offer the Google IT Support Professional Certificate to our community,” said Donner. “The course will teach people new skills and will help create opportunities for those who need to shift careers, in turn helping to keep our economy moving.”

In 2020, Emily Griffith Technical College renewed its commitment to continue to power Colorado’s workforce through new partnerships and innovative learning opportunities. Several new collaborations are currently in the works to ensure Coloradans have the skills needed to keep the economy and our state moving forward. 

For more information about the Google IT Support Professional Certificate, visit here. For more information about Emily Griffith Technical College visit EmilyGriffith.edu and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/EmilyGriffithTech/.

About Emily Griffith Technical College

The mission of Emily Griffith Technical College is to prepare students for today’s workforce and tomorrow’s opportunities. Each year, Emily Griffith serves approximately 8,000 students through 25 career training certification programs, 13 apprenticeships and a robust adult education and English language program. In 1916, Emily Griffith founded the Opportunity School which was later renamed Emily Griffith Opportunity School in her honor and, in 2011, renamed Emily Griffith Technical College to better represent the mission of the school. Emily Griffith was ahead of her time because she envisioned the school before technical colleges were even a concept. Over the past 100+ years, the college has educated nearly 2 million students who seek pathways toward long-term career advancement. EmilyGriffith.edu

About Colorado Technology Association

CTA represents 400+ member companies as the state’s premier nonprofit tech organization, creating meaningful connections throughout our community and advancing our technology ecosystem by establishing a diverse talent pipeline, advocating for modernized policy and fostering growth. CTA serves its members by offering a forum for business development, career advancement, civic engagement and access to influential thought leaders.

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CONTACT:

Keo Frazier

303-884-4845

Keo.Frazier@EmilyGriffith.edu