Computer Training for People with Disabilities
Adelante has been working with people with disabilities for over 40 years, and a big part of our work at DiverseIT has to do with supporting people with disabilities and training them in technology. The fact is that people with disabilities are underrepresented in employment in general, with less than 30% of working age adults with disabilities participating in America’s work force. They are also too often left out of the IT field. These are two aspects of the digital divide we want to address. If you have a disability and you are interested in working in the IT field, DiverseIT is a great option.
Through DiverseIT training programs, interns learn to do computer repairs, and work hands-on with hardware and software. People with disabilities can also earn career enhancing IT certifications. We welcome questions about the program from people with disabilities as well as their parents and legal guardians. If your career goals involve technology, contact us to learn more. During the pandemic, all training is remote.
To learn more, call us at 505.881.TECH
DiverseIT is currently using a virtual classroom model for our training, including career training for people with disabilities. Our goal is to provide great training, but to do so as safely as possible. For more information please call us at 505. 341.7166.
Tech Training for People with Disabilities
Computer Repair Training
Technology skills are in demand and are often a solid career choice for people with disabilities. Technology jobs tend to pay more and are currently more in demand than a lot of other career choices. There is a tech department at most major businesses because computers are needed in almost every aspect of work today, so developing the skills to work on, troubleshoot, build, and repair computers can be a solid path to a good career.
DiverseIT teaches people how to install and troubleshoot issues with software. People with disabilities learn to fix computer systems, load software, remove malware, and more. Software is the familiar face of technology for most of us, and being able to support a company with their software needs is important.
Of course, the tech field still relies on hardware, so DiverseIT helps our interns master those skills, as well. Through DiverseIT people with disabilities learn how to install computer components, set up networks, and more. Hardware professionals can be well-paid, and the position offers a hands-on approach that’s attractive to many people.
IT Certificates - Advanced Training for People with Disabilities
In addition to the basics of hardware and software, Adelante also offers more challenging career tracts for people with disabilities looking for higher level careers in IT. Interns can earn certifications of their choice including A+, Network +, and Security +. If you are new to IT and looking for an infrastructure networking certifications to help you get your first job or advance up the IT career ladder then Network+ and other certifications will be worth your effort. DiverseIT promotes hands-on learning and real world applications. People in these training tracks are also better prepared to work on other computer languages, software, or hardware certifications that fit their career goals.