Career Launch Tracks
Career Tracks are designed to help you take your first few steps along one of several high demand career paths, and, in most cases, to support you all the way to landing your first job in your new career field.
Career Tracks are comprised of On-Ramps and Career Launch Programs. On-Ramps are self led curricula designed to give you a working feel for a particular field; Career Launch is an intensive, highly personalized program with the goal of preparing you for, and placing you into your first job.
Pathways to careers in the growth economy
Career On-Ramps prepare the way to a career by giving you opportunities to "get your feet wet," to get support from experienced practitioners and to network with potential employers.
Career On-Ramps provide you an opportunity to find out about and take the first few steps down a career path that interests you. We have partnered with businesses and industry groups in high-growth sectors, such as Cloud Computing, Campaign Planning and Computer Networking to create these trailheads into the growth economy. On-Ramps let you get your feet wet without having to make a big commitment, while moving you toward your career goal. The On-Ramp also provides you with a way to interact with potential employers.
The typical On-Ramp consists of self-paced training, experiential learning, individual mentoring and basic support. Total time commitment is between 4 and 20 hours, depending on the track, and may qualify you for certification. Upon completion, you receive a Certificate of Completion and qualify for the Career Launch phase.
Here are some of the On-Ramps now available -- or soon will be. They are completely free, and you can spend as much time as you like.
Prepares you for a range of opportunities in the hot cloud computing sector. Demand for Salesforce professionals is particularly strong and is expected to outpace all other technology sectors for the foreseeable future. More
Java is one of the most popular programming languages used by software developers today. It is the core language used in developing Android apps, and is also commonly used in back-end web development. If you’re new to programming and want to enter either of these fields, this course is a great place to get started. More
Computer support specialists provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Computer network support specialists support information technology (IT) employees within their organization. Computer user support specialists assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.
Enterprise Resource Planning
(ERP) refers to business management software—usually a suite of integrated applications—that a company can use to collect, store, manage and interpret data from many business activities, including product planning, manufacturing or service delivery, marketing and sales, inventory management and shipping and payment.
Technology powers our world, and every technology company needs good recon--people adept at sorting through, prioritizing and communicating targets of opportunity. If you have the aptitude and the desire, you're only forty training hours away from a job that pays, on average, $67,000 in your first year while opening up a world of opportunity in technology. More
Campaign planning is all about developing and executing a strategic plan for managing the broad mix of advertising campaigns , channels and media. This is a very fast growing field, as virtually any company that advertises needs someone with appropriate skills. COMING SOON
Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.
Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. COMING SOON.
Seeking ways to stay competitive in today’s complex global economy, companies are increasingly turning to project management to consistently deliver business results. A PMI certification is the gold standard, and getting you certified is a key aim for participants. COMING SOON.
The Career Launch phase is all about getting you employed in your Career Track field. In this phase we both turn up the heat: we commit to giving you whatever support you need to launch your career; you commit to not giving up on yourself.
To qualify you must have a complete Success Profile and have satisfied all Readiness and On-Ramp requirements.
Current Career Launch programs include (more are being added):