IT On Demand 2013

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View Full IT On Demand Program Details on our main page: IT On Demand  

Congratulations to our 2013 IT On Demand Graduating Class!

We are proud to say all 16 participants have successfully completed the program, and as of May 9, 2014, 15 participants are employed!

Tech Collective IT On Demand 2013 Graduating Class

Read Press Release - 'IT On Demand' Program Celebrates Graduation, Boasts 100% Completion Rate (all Press and Media)

Meet our 2013 IT On Demand Participants! - View Graduation Program

2013 Session Highlights:
VMware Training
Business Management Certification
Experiential Learning 

IT On Demand Program Overview:
Designed and delivered with industry involvement, Tech Collective’s IT On Demand program provides unemployed and underemployed IT practitioners with technical, business, and experiential training. This installment of the IT On Demand program is funded by a Governor’s Workforce Board Rhode Island Innovative Partnership Grant, along with the Community College of Rhode Island's Pathways to Advance Career Education (PACE) program.

Geared at workers with prior IT knowledge and experience, the program aims to ‘skill up’ participants and prepare them to re-enter the workforce at the mid-level. The 14-week program consists of three training components:

  • Technical: the most in-demand technical practice area as chosen by RI IT employers
  • Business:  including customer service, critical thinking, communication, and  project management
  • Experiential: an 8-week, hands-on learning component with a RI IT employer

Fall 2013 Session: 
The program pilot will host 16 participants and run from Sept. 16 through Dec. 20, 2013. Participants will be trained in VMware Data Center Virtualization with the opportunity to become VCP5-DCV certified. New Horizons will provide the technical training. Business skills training will be provided by Bryant University's Executive Development Center, with participants earning a Business Management Certificate.

The third component of the program is an experiential learning opportunity. Participants will be hosted by a RI IT employer four days a week. On Fridays, participants will convene with Tech Collective and the IT On Demand group to provide feedback, discuss challenges and successes, and study for technical certifications. It is anticipated the participant will be hired after successful completion of the 8-weeks.

An Evolved Approach:
As the IT industry continues to evolve, so does the approach to developing its talent. The IT On Demand program brings the viability of RI IT employers, education institutions and organizations, and Tech Collective's previous workforce training program experience to create one well-rounded curriculum serving participants who have already demonstrated their propensity for IT.

Companies involved in the design, implementation, and experintial learning component of this program include:

Atrion Networking Corporation
Atrion SMB
Brave River Solutions
 Carousel Industries
CVS Caremark
Envision Technology Advisors
-  netsense, a division of INNOVEX
R&B IT Solutions
Rhode Island Foundation

Secure Future Tech Solutions (formerly PC Troubleshooters, Inc.)
-  State of Rhode Island Joint Committee on Legislative Services
Bryant University Executive Development Center (training provider)
-  New Horizons (training provider)

Press and Media:
Moving from a statistic to gainful employment – 1/13/14; Providence Business News
‘People skills’ spur advancement – 1/13/14; Providence Business News
-  GWBRI Newsletter – IT On Demand – 1/2/14
“IT On Demand” Program Celebrates Graduation, Boasts 100% Placement Rate – 1/2/14; Rhode Island Small Business Journal
Tech Collective graduates inaugural IT On Demand class – 12/31/13; Providence Business News
Tech Collective IT On Demand program is industry-guided – 10/29/13; Governor’s Workforce Board of Rhode Island
-  Steve Klamkin Show, WPR0 630 am – IT On Demand – 7/27/13
Tech Collective launches IT skills program – 7/10/13; Providence Business News

-  Press Release - Launch: 'IT On Demand' Program to Train Mid -Level Practitioners
-  Press Release - Graduation: 'IT On Demand' Program Celebrates Graduation, Boasts 100% Completion Rate


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This installment of the IT On Demand program is funded by a Governor's Workforce Board of Rhode Island Innovative Partnership Grant.


Chris Selwyn
Manager of Training & Career Development
Tech Collective
(401) 521-7805 x108

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