The Greater Nashville Technology Council has developed the GO TECH Program to upskill those who have the aptitude to learn tech through the IT Infrastructure Support Professional (ITIP) course.
No prior technical experience or technical education is necessary to apply to the GO TECH Program. Thanks to the GIVE grant from the state of Tennessee, we can provide the ITIP course FREE to a selected number of applicants through 2022.
The IT Infrastructure Support Professional course starts with computer fundamentals with a deep dive into infrastructure (hardware components, operating system, software installation, network, and security). Upon successful completion of the class, students will graduate with an IT Infrastructure Support Professional certificate from the Nashville Software School, opportunities to earn CompTIA certifications (A+, Network+ and Linux+) and course credits (9 total credit hours) at Nashville State Community College or Vol State Community College to pursue an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the area of Computer Information Technology.
This Go Tech Program (Growing Opportunities with Technology) is a great example of how community can grow talent locally to add to the tech workforce. We lean on our Community Partners in underserved and underemployed areas to refer applicants to our program. We then rely on our Education Partners to create relevant courses to provide students skills that are needed to land those in-demand tech jobs. Lastly – but importantly, we inspire Hiring Partners a great opportunity to add talent and diversity to their companies.