The Central Six Information Technology Apprenticeship Program prepares an individual with the technical skills needed for a successful career in the information technology industry, focusing on software development. The registered apprenticeship program is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where an individual obtains paid work experience, related instruction, mentorship, and a portable and nationally-recognized credential. As an apprentice, you will “earn as you learn,” working full-time for one of our employer partners.
I.T. APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS
Choose One of The Following IT Apprenticeship Programs:
DO YOU HAVE PREVIOUS CODING EXPERIENCE?
If Yes – Please see information below and apply directly to the apprenticeship program. You will be asked to complete a skills assessment to determine competency as part of your application process.
If No – Please apply for the Innovate Birmingham I Am Bham Software Engineering Program. This is the 14-week pre-apprenticeship program connected to the Central Six Information Technology Apprenticeship. For more details, please visit https://www.innovatebham.com/courses/software/.
1.5 Year Program
What is a registered apprenticeship?
U.S. DOL Registered Apprenticeship Program is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, related instruction, mentorship, and a portable and nationally-recognized credential.
Why pursue an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn. Employers pay your wages and often provide for the cost of your tuition while you earn a nationally-recognized, portable credential for life.
Is there in-classroom/related instruction?
The Innovate Birmingham I Am Bham Software Engineering Bootcamp serves as the pre-apprenticeship, the related instruction component for the apprenticeship program. If you are an Innovate Birmingham sponsored participant, you will receive in-classroom training. If you are a Central Six sponsored participant, you will receive online training to coincide with the 14-week in-classroom training, as well as weekly in-person mentorship during regular weekly office hours at Innovation Depot. The first cohort of this pre-apprenticeship began May 20th, 2019, and each cohort thereafter will be eligible for the apprenticeship program. For more information on the pre-apprenticeship program, please visit https://www.innovatebham.com/courses/software/.
Those who do not complete the pre-apprenticeship program will have the opportunity to take a competency assessment to test into the apprenticeship program which will be sent to you following your application submission. On the application, please indicate whether or not you are in the process of completing the pre-apprenticeship program (only the coding bootcamp that began May 20th, 2019, or later).
If you have questions, please contact Morgan Bell at [email protected] or 205-719-3224.
Where will I receive on-the-job training?
Our employer partners will interview each candidate to determine employment eligibility. Once a job offer is extended and accepted, the apprentice will be employed during the day and receive on-the-job training while at work.
How long is the information technology apprenticeship?
Roughly 1.5 years (2,846 on-the-job training hours).
How much money will I make?
Each apprentice receives competitive entry-level wages plus applicable benefits based on company eligibility requirements. Wage increases also occur at regular intervals upon successful completion of on-the-job training and satisfactory job performance as determined by the company.
Who is eligible?
Individuals 18 years of age or older, residing in one of the following counties in Alabama: Jefferson, St. Clair, Walker, Blount, Chilton, or Shelby. The individual must have either a Driver’s License or State ID.
How do I apply?
The apprenticeship application will open Monday, September 30th, 2019, and is due by 5:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. Apply Here: Information Technology Apprenticeship Application
Following your application submission, you will receive additional information, including day/time to interview and a skills assessment if applicable. Please bring a resume to the interview. Following the interview, you will be contacted directly by the company if you are offered a position in the apprenticeship program.
I’m a business. What is the benefit of having an apprenticeship program?
Apprenticeship programs help employers recruit and develop a talent pipeline of highly-skilled workers that helps grow their business. Apprenticeships improve productivity, profitability, and an employer’s bottom line through flexible training options. An apprenticeship ensures workers develop the right skills, minimize liability costs through appropriate training of workers, and increase retention of workers.
I’m a business. What is the cost to participate?
As the employer, you are responsible for all wages paid to your apprentice while they are at work. There are grants available that may offset the cost of wages. Please contact Kristen Holder at Central Six AlabamaWorks! at [email protected] and 205-719-3243 for more information.
I’m a business. How do I get involved?
For more information on how to become an employer partner, please contact Kristen Holder at Central Six AlabamaWorks! at [email protected] or 205-719-3243.
The sponsor will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability, or if they are a person 40 years or older. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under 29 CFR | 30.