DeltaV launches training for those displaced by pandemic

DeltaV has launched new curriculum and a program that features fully-paid tuition costs. CREDIT NEWBOCO

DeltaV has launched new curriculum and a program that features fully-paid tuition costs, thanks to a grant from the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund.

The new one-week Ops 102 class, Intro to Computer Operations, kicks off in November and is offered fully online. The follow-up Ops 201 class, Foundations of Computer Operations, is a four-week course that will prepare students for a career as a User Support/Help Desk Technician. There is funding from Future Ready Iowa for 10 students to take the Ops 102 and 201 courses, and additional funding for five of those students to take the additional four-week Ops 301 course covering Network and Systems Administration.

After completion of the initial five-week program, students will be ready to begin a career in IT as a computer user support specialist, an in-demand position at many employers across Iowa. The full nine-week program, meanwhile, will fully prepare students to be network and systems administrators, another high-demand career.

In an effort to help people whose careers have been disrupted by the pandemic, Future Ready Iowa’s funding covers 100% of tuition (a $5,000-$10,000 value) and provides both a laptop and an “ops kit” (PC, router, and some tools used in these IT careers).

“People who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic are looking for new opportunities, and with the right training, there are high-demand careers currently available to them right here in Iowa,” said Aaron Horn, chief operating officer for NewBoCo, the parent nonprofit of DeltaV. “But if you’re unemployed, you can’t exactly spend the money to get that training. So these awards help to make it possible.”

The tuition awards are available only to people who live in Iowa, though the virtual nature of the classes means that they can be taken from anywhere in the state.

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