Company aims to reduce skills gap with new tech employer-driven program for unemployed or those wanting to switch careers
HENDERSON, Nev. – Transmosis Corp. will open a new information technology training program leading to full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs this fall in Henderson, Nevada. The program is funded from a grant through the Nevada Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation, and Technology as well as a partnership with the City of Henderson. Therefore, tuition for the training — valued at $10,000 to $15,000 — for participants is waived.
Training will begin Sept. 12 in Henderson at 303 Water Street, Suite 231. The 10-week boot camp program will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students who complete the course will be assigned a professional mentor and coach and will have access to job placement services.
Those interested in applying can visit http://transmosis.com/jobseekers/ and click “Sign up here.” Admission deadline for the first round of applicants is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. A second admissions deadline is set for Sept. 7 in the chance not all seats are filled with those who applied by Aug. 24. (Preference will be given to those who applied by Aug. 24.) A limited number of seats are available.
An open house and ribbon cutting for the program will also take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Transmosis Center, 303 Water Street, Suite 231.
“Partnering with Transmosis is another way for the city to show its commitment to workforce development and economic development,” said Barbra Coffee, director of economic development and tourism for the City of Henderson. “Addressing this skills gap in computer occupations allows us to proactively train up our local workforce, which enables us to better attract high tech industries to our community.”
The program will provide participants with the STEM workforce education and skills training that matches the needs of employers. The employer-driven IT boot camp, externship and job placement program is modeled after similar programs in other cities, which graduated and employed more than 1,200 students. The program will build off of Transmosis’ nationally recognized on-the-job (OJT) training model and workforce accelerator developed in Silicon Valley.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be legally able to work in the United States. Applicants should be interested in working and building a career in IT. Experience is not necessary, but good to have some computer or mobile experience. Those interested in a new career field are welcome to apply.
The program trains for computer user support and network support roles, leading to software developer or network administrator jobs. After successfully completing the program and passing the exam, applicants will have CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications. This innovative and new leadership and IT training boot camp enables graduates to enter the technology field with acquired skills and recognized in-demand certifications. Generation (McKinsey Social Initiatives) is providing the curriculum and tracking student outcomes.
Transmosis (www.transmosis.com) is an organization founded by Silicon Valley Technology Entrepreneurs dedicated to the research and application of technology to strengthen the American workforce. Transmosis is a nationally recognized Workforce Intermediary focused on enabling companies to build a pipeline of skilled labor by helping individuals address skill gaps through state and federal training dollars.
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City of Henderson Economic Development: The City’s Economic Development Division is available to work closely and confidentially with businesses considering relocation or expansion projects and provides services free of charge. Assistance may include introductions to employment and training providers, community and business leaders, identifying potential incentive programs, site/community tours, providing economic or demographic information, confidential real estate searches and facilitating meetings with regulatory agencies.
For additional information on the City of Henderson Economic Development Division, call 702-267-1650 or visit www.hendersonmeansbusiness.com.