VIRTUAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
THE ED-TECH GROUP, INC. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the digital divide by eliminating the racial wealth gap which constrains the entire US economy. We manage student performance with the ART OF DATA ANALYTICS that promotes collaboration of parents, youth, and agencies providing services.
The most critical challenge confronted by youth in transition, foster care, court-involved, or youth receiving special education services is the lack of training and preparation required to enter the labor market to meet employers’ and industry’s requirements. The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5.2 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million IT certified employees within the industry. We train youth to become IT professionals who design implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy.
The ED-TECH Group Inc. is a Certified CompTIA partner leading the mission to disrupt the “School to Prison Pipeline” with IT education, training, stackable certifications required by all employers, mentoring, and workforce training certifications from CompTIA that prepare youth to enter the workforce making a minimum of $54,500.00. A range of possible salaries for specific first tier jobs include:
1. IT support specialist: $54,500
2. Field service technician: $46,000
3. Help desk support: $45,000
4. Help desk support: $45,000
As the legislature thinks through the emergency response to COVID-19, it is imperative to include safety nets for young people who are most impacted by the pandemic – including youth involved in the juvenile justice. Our purpose is to attract, train, and employ our youth for career success!
The ED-TECH Group provides data-driven, STEM & technology based training, certifications, apprenticeships, and internships that create STEM careers for youth between the ages of 16 - 24. Our comprehensive approach prepares young adults to gain the knowledge and skills needed for success in jobs with good pay and opportunities for advancement. Our consulting services model includes tools to help job seekers explore STEM careers, investigate salary and benefit information, research education opportunities, gain the appropriate career expertise and certifications, write and improve resumes and cover letters, prepare for a job interview, search for jobs, and obtain job placement or internships that may lead to job placement.
The ED-TECH Group,Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides community based services that train parents to help their children succeed in life. Our "systems change approach" develops collaborations with families, schools, corporations, and agencies that work effectively together to focus on sustainability. This creates a culture of shared responsibility for improving outcomes.
The ED-TECH Group partners with probation, parole, corporations, and federal and state organizations (including Federal corrections and supervision agencies). service providers, and other nonprofit organizations to provide comprehensive reentry education and training programs and services before, during, and after release from confinement.
Our approach to closing the digital divide is supported by a model for collaboration with federal and state agencies, corporations, and experts from industry, labor, and education to ensure that young adults between the ages of 16-25 acquire all of the skills and competencies needed for success in jobs with good pay and advancement opportunities.
The ED-TECH Group places strong emphasis on the expectation of employers and provide a continuum of support for youth to actively develop new employer relationships and create career connections while strengthening existing connections. We prepare youth to become successful while attaining industry-recognized certifications, hands-on work experience in the industry setting, and direct entry into apprenticeships or direct hire into STEM industries. Our focus is technology programs, or job certifications and pre-apprenticeships in STEM related careers.
Pre-apprenticeship, as defined in section 681.480 means a program designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in an apprenticeship program registered under the Act of August 16,1937 (National Apprenticeship Act) includes the following elements:
1) Training and curriculum that aligns with the skill needs of employers
2) Educational and career counseling and other supportive services
3) Hands-on meaningful educational training activities such as exploring career options, and the application of acquired skills to career success and job performance
4) Opportunities to attain at least one technology credential
5) A partnership with registered credential agencies and corporations that include placing individuals who complete a registered apprenticeship or technical certification program.
The ED-TECH Group has partnered with ImmersiveConcepts, LLC. to provide internship, apprenticeship, and job certification programs and create new opportunities with the appropriate agencies and corporations.