Carroll County Public Schools is one of 100 school systems chosen to participate within the Google IT Support Professional Certificate pilot program.
This hands-on program, fully developed by Google, introduces learners to the fundamentals of IT support that is critical for success in the workplace. The class would prepare students for an entry-level certification that would immediately place them during a job right after graduating from high school. Or they could pursue the field even further at a college or university.
The pilot program will begin in September 2021 at Francis Scott Key high school and can be expanded to incorporate all high schools.
According to Bill Eckles, Supervisor of Career and Technical Education, “This could also be an incredible opportunity to be able to expand our Information Technology/Computer Science offerings with the support of Google.
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The Google IT Support Professional Certificate program is designed to introduce learners to troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security. This certificate is designed for beginners, so no prior experience is required.
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80% of Google IT Support Professional Certificate learners within the U.S. report a career impact within 6 months, like finding a replacement job, getting a raise, or starting a replacement business.
Expanding Career Opportunities with the Google IT Support Professional Certificate
It’s been more than 2 years since the launch of the Google IT Support Professional Certificate, and thousands of learners have enrolled to start their career in IT. This program will help you become ready for an entry-level IT support role in about 8 months, with no prior experience needed to get started. Assessment given will prepare you for work in the real world. Google employees teach these courses. Learners are given a video series on resume building and interview prep to ensure that you shine within the job search process. Read more about it.
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