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NCCC's Workforce Development Program to offer Google IT training

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Mon, May 11th 2020 07:00 am

The Workforce Development Department at Niagara County Community College is training individuals who are looking for new opportunities, especially those who seek to work from home.

Registration is currently open for Google’s Information Technology Support Professional Certificate, developed by Google. The program can prepare learners for entry-level jobs in IT settings, while graduates of the program could work in a range of environments from small businesses to globalized firms, in-person or remotely. The virtual program kicks off on June 15. Interested parties can enroll now by visiting http://niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/comp-training.php.

This noncredit-bearing course can be completed in under 12 months. Prior information technology experience is not required. The program includes five parts that explore troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security. The course utilizes a dynamic mix of video lectures, quizzes and hands-on labs. Participants who enroll through NCCC’s Workforce Development Office will be led by an instructor instead of a self-taught format, which is offered in other regions.

“Because many jobs in IT can be done from home, presently and through the coming months, now is the perfect time to enroll in the Google IT certificate program at Niagara County Community College,” said Karen Kwandrans, assistant vice president of academic affairs. “In our current state, the Workforce Development Department is looking to offer new and in-demand trainings. This particular 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.

“Another exciting component is that the program is eligible for tuition funding through Niagara’s WorkSourceOne.” Without tuition assistance, the cost is $1,500.

For more information about the Google IT Support Professional Certificate or other continuing professional education, community classes, personal enrichment activities, and nondegree programs to meet career goals, call NCCC’s Workforce Development Department at 716-614-6236.

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