STEMAcad adult program

Urban Ed is taking a proactive stance on helping to create employment opportunities and fill the pipeline of IT talent. Our workforce development training program has evolved to our new STEMAcad which is an initiative to help those that are unemployed and underemployed penetrate the high-demand, and well paying IT sector. Veterans, dislocated workers, and ex-offenders whether first time or returning to the community are also encouraged to apply for our program. The goal of the program is economic security by preparing participants to get globally certified in specific IT occupations and specifically be ready to work in a variety of IT career pathways. Our STEMAcad expands our courses of study to now include network engineering, cloud computing, cybersecurity, computer programming, Health IT and of course our baseline training in computer support. Those completing any Urban Ed program of study will be highly trained and eligible for global IT certifications and direct job placements.

Urban Ed's curriculum is driven by its partnerships with Cisco's Networking Academy, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate and uCertify's global elearning systems. Our delivery is a comprehensive, high-quality curriculum that includes live instructor training, hands-on learning labs, e-learning and remedial support to ensure successful job placement. Information sessions are held at Urban Ed, 2041 MLK Jr. Ave., SE, Suite M-2. The fall 2019 course calendar is available here.

Contact us for more info on our tuition and fees for both the classroom and online courses of study. Depending on funding, tuition is subsidized for eligible applicants. Applicants can also receive training vouchers through the DC American Job Centers located throughout the city. Urban Ed considers every application for enrollment. In addition to the application for enrollment, candidates may be required to complete an essay if they are seeking subsidized tuition. Preference is given to the following:

  • DC Residents
  • Candidates between the ages of 18-30
  • Unemployed and underemployed residents
  • US Citizens
  • Those with at least a GED/HS Diploma

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