Urban Technology Academy engages students in Computer Science Career Pathways, Work Based Learning and  Certification Programs to prepare them for Computer Careers

Target Market: K - 12 School and Adult Education Students in Indiana

Computer Science Career Pathway

Target Market: K – 12 School Students in Indiana

Urban Technology Academy’s Computer Science Career Pathways Program addresses the urgent need to increase enrollment—particularly of high-need students—in pathways focused on preparing students for Computer Careers.

We are currently implementing our programs in the schools and community centers around Indiana.

Work-Based Learning Programs

Target Market: High School and Adult Education Students in Indiana

Urban Technology Academy’s Work-Based Learning (WBL) gives students the opportunity to learn a variety of skills by expanding the walls of classroom learning to include the community. By narrowing the gap between theory and practice, Work-Based Learning creates meaning for students.

In a work-based learning program, classroom instruction is linked to workplace skills through placements outside of the school that allow students to experience first-hand what adults do in jobs.

Internships

An internship is a period of work experience offered by an organization for a limited period of time. They are typically undertaken by students looking to gain relevant skills and experience in a particular field.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study (classroom work and reading).

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is a work experience option where students learn about a job by walking through the work day as a shadow to a competent worker. The experience is a temporary, unpaid exposure to the workplace.

Mentoring

Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor must have a certain area of expertise.

We teach CompTIA Certification Classes

Target Market: High School and Adult Education Students in Indiana

Urban Technology Academy offers CompTIA certifications that align with IT infrastructure and cybersecurity career paths.

A+

CompTIA A+ is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles.

Security+

CompTIA Security+ validates the skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

Cloud+

CompTIA Cloud+ validates the expertise needed to maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services.

Network+

CompTIA Network+ verifies you have the knowledge in networking central to careers in IT infrastructure.

Project+

CompTIA Project+ validates that you have the skills required to work as an entry-level project management professional.

IT Fundamentals+

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ demonstrates your readiness for the digital workplace, covering networking essentials.

We teach AP® Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) 

Urban Technology Academy’s offerings are aligned to the AP Curriculum Framework standards and the AP CSP assessment.

Search for Computer Career Opportunities in Indiana

 

CareerOneStop JOB SEARCH: When you enter a job title or keyword in the search box, you will link directly to job listings on the CareerOneStop website.  The site is updated daily with job opportunities.

RESEARCH from The Indiana Department of Workforce Development – Research and Analysis predicts a 12% growth in computer occupations in the State of Indiana by 2028.

Computer Occupations include: Computer and Information Research Scientists, Computer Systems Analysts, Information Security Analysts, Computer Programmers, Software Developers, Web Developers, Database Administrators, Network and Computer Systems Administrators

The Computer Occupation with the largest percentage increase in employed: Software Developers, Applications

The Computer Occupation with the largest number employed: Computer User Support Specialists

Source: http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/