Manchester, NH– Manchester Community College (MCC) has become the sponsor of three information technology (IT) career paths through ApprenticeshipNH, a workforce program of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH ).
MCC will work with employers to secure Cybersecurity Support Technician, Network Support Specialist, and Technical Support Specialist pathways for adults and high school students through registered and pre-apprenticeship programs, creating a pipeline to help fill in-demand jobs with qualified employees.
As part of the sponsorship with MCC, employers can enter into a one-page agreement to provide a mentor for on-the-job training and apprentice support. High school students can enter apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship directly through Running Start and Early College courses, providing dual high school and college credit, while taking part-time on-the-job training.
“Community colleges serving as sponsors for registered apprenticeship programs is an evidence-based model that we hope to expand to other colleges across the state,” said Becky Lewis, director of workforce development. works at CCSNH. “By partnering with MCC, this program helps meet the needs and demands of the technology sector as it continues to grow in New Hampshire.”
All training and related instruction is fully developed by MCC using national guidelines from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the computing industry’s leading trade association and professional certification issuing body. MCC related technical instruction ranges from 360 to 753 hours. The program includes one to four years of on-the-job training based on an “earn while learning” model. Upon completion of the program, apprentices will earn CompTIA certification, WorkReadyNH certification, and an MCC badge and college credit to use toward an associate’s degree program.
Employers interested in a computer science apprenticeship program at MCC should contact [email protected]
The LearningNH was established in 2017 and is funded by U.S. Department of Labor grants to help employers create registered apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, and post-secondary programs in high-demand industries, including advanced manufacturing, automotive technology, biomedical technology, commercial and financial construction and infrastructure. , health, hospitality and information technology. ApprenticeshipNH helps businesses recruit, screen and hire potential apprentices, as well as access state resources that help fund apprentice training and education. Visit LearningNH.com for more information.