Start IT teaches young adults who are 18 to 24 years old how technology works, along with the career choices it has to offer. The students who take this course are motivated to learn more about technology. Start IT is a 16-week program and after just 10 weeks you learn the equivalent of 5 college credits.

This program believes in a strong support system, therefore classes are smaller. With a smaller class size you are able to get more one-on-one time, and build a better connection with the other students. The faculty is flexible and provides a community for everyone, along with supplies and resources that may be needed.

Start IT teaches soft skills, professional traits, networking, resumes, interview skills, and overall beneficial job skills. The students dive into technical skills about both the hardware and software side of IT along with general skills that apply in any workplace.

One of the best opportunities Start IT offers is a paid internship after the 16-week course. Some of the graduates from the Start IT program are interning in companies such as Twin Disc, Modine, Racine County, and Leeward. Having an internship allows you to gain real life experience, and a better understanding of the field. If you chose to continue in the IT path after your internship, Start IT offers to guide you to complete and receive your A+ CompTIA certification.



Start IT offers a variety of opportunities including:

  • Paid Technology Training
  • Technology Certification
  • Continuing Education
  • Paid Internship
  • Entrepreneurship


For more information, contact Jauntair Campbell at jauntair.campbell@racinecounty.com or at 262.638.6452.

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