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ICT Skilled Workers Can Improve Your Revenue
Succeeding in almost any field requires a firm grasp of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Unfortunately, there is a gap in technical training that impacts a large sector of the adult population, minimizing access to equitable employment.
Since our inception in 2000, Micro-Easy Vocational Institute has evened the playing field. Our 10 to 26-week courses change lives and empower adults by teaching essential technical skills. We’re looking for partners to help us expand our reach.
Who We Serve?
Our students are from all backgrounds and walks of life, including adults who are:
- Small Business Owners
- And more!
How Can You Help?
We’re expanding our training and services for the students, job seekers, and small business owners we serve—we need to identify aligned partners. Our goal is a Win/Win partnership.
These partnerships are a win/win as our students are eager and enthusiastic to work, and employers want ICT skills to grow their business. By partnering with Micro-Easy, you will identify qualified candidates and be the change you wish to see in the world by providing equitable job opportunities. Moreover, Micro-Easy can empower small businesses’ staff with ICT skills to improve productivity and profits.
Our Partnership Opportunities
We are confident in the quality of the training and certifications we provide upon completion. To better serve our staff and students, we are looking for partners who can help us resolve our most pressing challenges:
We seek aligned partnerships to help our students gain work experience through apprenticeships, find quality employment, and expand their education. We are seeking nationwide partners, not just partners in the Bay Area.
- Junior Colleges
- Adult Schools
- Municipality Apprenticeship
- Reentry Organizations
- Small Business Owners
Our staff is as dedicated to our mission as we are, but we can improve retention by providing a more Competitive Salary and Comparable Benefits. In addition, we think the small businesses should work together by patronizing and referrals to each other. Doing so will help improve our Revenue, sustain small businesses, and retain their employees with better pay and competitive benefits.
Let’s Get Started
We invite you to reach out to Micro-Easy Vocational School to see how we can work together to drive positive change in our communities. Partnering with us is of benefit to everyone involved!
Overcoming Fear of Failure in Adult Students
by Kolawole Onafowode
Fear of failure, or atychiphobia, can render adult learners immobilized and unable to progress towards successfully completing their vocational training. For many people this fear can manifest as an unconscious sabotaging of ones’ efforts. We are hell-bent on avoiding failure on a larger level so we throw impossible hurdles in our path so we get stuck and can’t complete anything satisfactorily.
Every individual defines failure differently due to their unique belief systems and values as well as negative influences in their childhood. An unsupportive parent, traumatic event or humiliating school experience can dramatically impact an adult learner’s ability to achieve their desired goals.
A study conducted by scientists from several universities published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology focused on how the fear of failure impacted student’s behavior. The results of 1000 completed questionnaires revealed that students who had a fear of failing adopted learning as a way to stroke their own ego. Their drive was to prove that they were superior to others –it was a form of validation. Dr. Michou, a lead scientist of the study, expanded on the importance of what we tell learners regarding motivation for learning, “teachers and parents have to be more sensitive to the rational they provide to children to adopt a goal or engage in an activity. Suggesting children to improve their skills for their own enjoyment and development is much more beneficial than suggesting them to improve their skills in order to prove themselves.”
Another study that looked at how pressure could have a negative impact on children’s ability to learn, was published in the Journal of experimental Psychology in 2012 and revealed that students performed better when their fear of failure was reduced. The participants were told that the learning process was a difficult one and that they should not think of their academic capabilities negatively if they found the tasks to be challenging as it was hard for everyone. This explanation before the task gave them a confidence boost and they outperformed those that had not received the intervention. When the pressure to succeed is reduced students are less fearful of learning and of making mistakes.
Educational Trauma in Adult Learners
Adult learners have dragged these debilitating fears and pressures into their studies in later life and given them free reign. They have allowed these fears from childhood to prevent any success in their specialist vocational training.
In Bruce D. Perry’s Fear and Learning: Trauma-Related Factors in the Adult Education Process he unpacks how nearly one-third of adult learners bring their history of neglect, abuse, violence or developmental chaos into the classroom. These factors negatively influence a student’s capacity to learn. The stress-inducing pedagogical methods that they endured has led to educational trauma that leads to a fear of failure.
Symptoms of Fear of Failure Syndrome
Those under the spell of their own fear of failure demons are likely to display symptoms of extreme anxiety, procrastination, low self-esteem, perfectionism and an inability to complete goals. They tend to be concerned about what other people think of them and fear that others will lose interest in them if they don’t succeed. Failing also makes them doubt their intellect. These individuals will tell the world that they expect to fail in order to not have high expectations of themselves. Those with fear of failure challenges will frequently get stomach aches or headaches that will arrive just when they need to complete an essential task.
Another symptom is getting distracted by everything but the task at hand, or giving in to procrastination. Dr. Timothy Pychyl unpacks the latest research on fear of failure and procrastination asking, “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” The research conducted by Haghbin, McCaffrey and Pychyl was published in the Journal of Rational- Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and found that “if you’re feeling like your behaviours are self-determined and/or you feel “vital” – vigorous, lively, animated – you procrastinate less.”
The Underlying Emotion Accompanying Failure
Many people experience the expected feelings of frustration, anger, regret, disappointment or sadness when confronted by failure. However, it is when “shame” is at the basis of their response that we can say a fear of failure is present. They don’t want to fail because they want to avoid feeling shame at all costs. Shame is a toxic emotion because it makes us feel bad about who we are as people.
Turning Failure to Fortune
We all experience failure of some kind in our lives but it is our attitude to it that determines our ability to be ruled by fear of failure in the future. Imagine if Walt Disney had believed the editor of the Kansas City Star who fired him saying, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” Oprah Winfrey was fired as an evening news reporter because she couldn’t remove emotions from the stories she presented. Jerry Seinfeld was fired from the sitcom Benson because of his “poor performance.” Stephen King’s first book, Carrie was rejected thirty times before getting published
Abraham Lincoln entered the war as a Captain and returned demoted to a Private. He also started loads of businesses that all failed before becoming president. Michael Jordan was cut from his basketball team in high school and Steven Spielberg was rejected three times from the University of Southern California School of Theater, Film and Television. They used their failures as inspiration to keep going and we are grateful for it.
We can’t allow our past failures to keep us imprisoned in self-doubt and self-sabotage. There are a number of positives in failing – you might find an inner strength you didn’t know you possessed or discover where your real support lies.
Outsmarting Your Fears
Some antidotes to failure fear include analyzing every possible outcome of your current decision so that the scary “unknown” is mapped out into tangible possibilities. What is the worst that could happen? Sometimes the most awful outcome might not be all that bad. Adopting a positive mindset goes a long way to creating a sense of mental wellbeing and increased self-worth. If you are unable to get your fear of failure under control give yourself a back-up plan in case of fall out. This plan “B” can assist you with feeling more courageous around taking the next steps of your plan “A”.
Goal setting is vital to help you to keep along the path towards completing your IT specialist training qualifications. Try not to set what feels like impossible goals, you want to make small, attainable goals that don’t leave you feeling overwhelmed and immobile. Every time you achieve one of these smaller steps the winning feeling will propel you forward. Focusing on the end point might fix you to the spot so tiny steps are needed to keep your momentum going.
Face your fear of failure head on by “owning the fear.” Share these feelings with trusted others so they are out in the open and can garner empathy from those around you. This can increase your sense of self worth and stop the fear from wrecking havoc on the subconscious level.
A Safe Haven
At Micro-Easy Vocational Institute our educators provide structure and a sense of safety to combat the stress some adult learners might experience when embarking on taking one of our easy IT certifications. Our vocational and skills development training center in El Sobrante, Ca has extensive experience dealing with adult students who are navigating a lifetime of fear of failure challenges. We like to spark our adult learner’s curiosity so they feel inspired to explore and discover their potential. Give us a call to find out more about our IT training with job placement opportunities.
New Job Prospects for Retired IT Professionals
by Kolawole Onafowode
For many individuals the retirement age of 65 needs a rethink. Humankind is living longer and healthier lives with many people working past the 65-year retiree mark, thanks to medical technology. The vast majority of older people are not interested in just putting their feet up and kissing their professional careers goodbye, according to the merged charity, “Age Concern” and “Help the Aged” (Now Age UK). To suddenly stop working because you have reached a particularly age can be an extremely difficult adjustment to make both on the mental well being and financial level. You are left with a lot of time on your hands and many miss the high activity and engagement that came with their jobs.
This study revealed that 6 out of 10 over-50s desire to work past the state pension age. It also showed that 8 out of 10 would like to see mandatory retirement ages to be scrapped as well. An Associated Press recent poll showed that over 80% of people over 50 were planning to pursue part-time employment after retirement in order to keep earning. For many of the baby boomer generation, they need to keep working as they might not have saved enough for an adequate retirement income or could be paying off a mortgage etc. Rand Corporation conducted a survey that found that 39% of workers in the 65 and older age bracket had actually retired at some point.
The Benefits of Hiring Retirees in the Workplace
In the US adults aged 65 or older are projected to make up approximately 22% of the workforce by 2022. Retirees are now actively seeking seasonal, temporary and part-time jobs to supplement their income and to keep them active and social. There are many benefits to securing retirees for positions in your company for part-time or project specific assignments. Firstly, they require a lot less training and come with a great work ethic. Older workers tend to have a lower rate of absenteeism and are more punctual. Employers have noticed that this age group have more effective people skills, superb customer service skills and display a high level of commitment to quality. They are also more emotionally stable than the younger employees.
Employers often do not have to pay benefits to retirees as they are less in need of them as they may no longer have dependents. Retirees also tend to only apply for jobs that are a realistic match to their skill set and years of experience so employers can be assured this age group can deliver. It has been noted that retirees are also eager to learn new skills and have a positive attitude.
Working Improves Your Health
In a study in the Preventing Chronic Disease journal of over 85,000 adults over the age of 65, they discovered that those working in their 60s and 70s displayed better mental and physical health compared to their nonworking counterparts. All types of workers from different sectors reported being in good health nearly three times more than those who had retired permanently.
What’s Fueling the Retirement Rethink?
Retirees are heading back into the workplace for a myriad of reasons. If one’s spouse is still working retirement can get a little lonely without having your partner around to share in all of the free time. Others find it the perfect time to become entrepreneurs to work on passion projects or jobs that have always interested them. For those who have had “meaningful” careers, they will choose to stay in their careers for as long as possible. Many individuals simply miss the challenges and brain stimulation of working along with the immense satisfaction of a job well done.
These days, with more employers offering work from home opportunities, retirees are able to work from anywhere in the world where they happen to be vacationing. Boomers could also be supporting their elderly parents or children in college and require additional income. There are also people who lost money in the 2009 recession and have had to re-enter the workforce after retirement to bolster their savings.
We Actively Seek Retired IT Professionals
At the Micro-Easy Vocational Institute, we welcome retiree IT professionals with open arms. Our students greatly benefit from their years of experience and superior skill set. We have seen how our students develop when mentored by retired IT professionals who have the care and patience to grow these individuals.
Micro-Easy Vocational Institute is an IT trade school, with a mission to provide the skills that our students need to get the job they want. Therefore, we need instructors with industry experience such as incumbents and retired IT professionals to train our students for entry-level jobs in IT. Industry certifications such as CompTIA A+, Network +; Security+ can help new graduates get their foot in the door; and help some IT professionals advance on their jobs with better salaries and promotions.
– Kola Onafowode
HОW TО BECOME AN IT SPECIALIST WITHOUT A СОLLЕGЕ DЕGRЕЕ
If уоu are thіnkіng оf pursuing аn IT career, уоu саn rеѕt аѕѕurеd that уоu will hаvе lots of employment орроrtunіtіеѕ аftеr уоu have ѕuссеѕѕfullу аttаіnеd the nесеѕѕаrу ԛuаlіfісаtіоnѕ. Employers аrе hiring wоrkеrѕ wіth tесhnоlоgу ѕkіllѕ without соllеgе degrees” –Techhires “TесhHіrе іѕ a Whіtе Hоuѕе іnіtіаtіvе aimed аt еԛuірріng Americans with thе skills thеу nееd tо lаnd jоbѕ іn thе tесh іnduѕtrу. These dауѕ, аlmоѕt every company, оrgаnіzаtіоn, іnѕtіtutіоn, аnd gоvеrnmеnt dераrtmеnt nееd реорlе with IT expertise, and many оf them hіrе a full time IT еxреrtѕ. A career іn соmрutіng саn be fаѕсіnаtіng аnd challenging and іt оffеrѕ a high lеvеl of fulfіllmеnt for thоѕе whо саn реrfоrm thеіr dutіеѕ well.
Yоur fоrmаl education іѕn’t аѕ іmроrtаnt in thе tech іnduѕtrу as іt may bе іn оthеr careers. Whаt’ѕ іmроrtаnt іѕ уоur ability tо рrоvе your ѕkіll set, bе іt with years оf еxреrіеnсе ассurаtеlу dеfіnеd оn your tесh rеѕumе, оr a solid lіѕt оf tесhnісаl сеrtіfісаtіоnѕ under уоur bеlt. The diversity in technical training backgrounds in this industry just goes to show how attainable success is if you’re willing to put in the effort,which you can attain in trade schools too.However, іf уоu want to increase уоur сhаnсеѕ оf gеttіng hіrеd, уоu can achieve that thrоugh аnу of thе fоllоwіngѕ:
ATTEND A TЕСH BООT CAMP
Tech boot camps cover lоtѕ оf dіffеrеnt tорісѕ, but mаnу аrе specifically crafted tо lаunсh реорlе іntо careers аѕ IT workers. Dіffеrеnt bооt саmрѕ аrе аіmеd аt dіffеrеnt tуреѕ of people.
IT ѕресіаlіѕtѕ usually train for аbоut three mоnthѕ after thеу аrе hired, according to Statistics. Hоwеvеr, уеаr-lоng training might bе rеԛuіrеd іn companies wіth lаrgеr and more complex соmрutеr systems. Yоur training mіght be соnduсtеd іn bоth classrooms аnd соmрutеr labs, ѕо уоu gаіn bоth theoretical and рrасtісаl еxреrіеnсе. In this field, you аrе аlѕо expected tо соntіnuаllу аttеnd wоrkѕhорѕ and ѕеmіnаrѕ to stay сurrеnt with nеw ѕоftwаrе and hardware ѕуѕtеmѕ.
Prоblеm-ѕоlvіng ѕkіllѕ аrе еѕѕеntіаl to IT ѕресіаlіѕtѕ. You must knоw hоw to dіаgnоѕе tесhnісаl рrоblеmѕ аnd dеvеlор ѕоlutіоnѕ for them. In ѕоmе саѕеѕ, for еxаmрlе, уоu mіght dесіdе to іnѕtаll a newer ѕоftwаrе ѕуѕtеm tо аllеvіаtе рrоblеmѕ саuѕеd bу company grоwth. However, you wоuld need to еvаluаtе whether the еxtrа соѕt іѕ wіthіn your company’s budget раrаmеtеrѕ. IT ѕресіаlіѕtѕ muѕt hаvе lіѕtеnіng and speaking ѕkіllѕ. Thеу muѕt listen carefully tо рrоblеmѕ еmрlоуееѕ are еxреrіеnсіng so thеу саn ԛuісklу rеѕоlvе thеm. And, уоu nееd ѕреаkіng skills to еxрlаіn complex problems in lауmаn’ѕ tеrmѕ аnd tеасh реорlе hоw to соrrесt ѕmаllеr issues оn their own.
CЕRTІFІСАTІОN АND ADVANCEMENT
Certification may іnсrеаѕе your еmрlоуmеnt opportunities. It mау аlѕо hеlр уоu аdvаnсе into higher-level роѕіtіоnѕ, ѕuсh аѕ a computer ѕуѕtеmѕ аdmіnіѕtrаtоr, whо оvеrѕееѕ all IT funсtіоnѕ аnd соmраnу servers, оr аѕ a ѕоftwаrе dеvеlореr, whо creates ѕоftwаrе рrоgrаmѕ fоr vаrіоuѕ applications, іnсludіng dаtаbаѕе management, and рауrоll ѕуѕtеmѕ.
GЕT CERTIFIED AS A CОMРTIA A+ TECHNICIAN TО ЅHОW YOUR FОUNDАTІОNАL SKILLS:
Pаѕѕіng, thіѕ industry exam, demonstrates that уоu’vе gоt a bаѕіс undеrѕtаndіng оf соmmоn hardware аnd ѕоftwаrе used bу companies іn the buѕіnеѕѕ wоrld. It аlѕо proves thаt уоu саn handle рrоblеmѕ асrоѕѕ multiple рlаtfоrmѕ, іnсludіng mоbіlе, and traditional devices.
BЕNЕFІT ОF VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
Enrolling in a career college is a great way to meet others who are also working towards the same type of careers. Career college tеnd tо focus оn providing a broader knowledge and еxреrіеnсе bу hеlріng ѕtudеntѕ dеvеlор ѕkіllѕ ѕuсh as rеѕеаrсh аnd analysis that саn be uѕеd in a vаrіеtу of IT fіеldѕ. It tends to focus оn trаіnіng, іn fіеldѕ that rеԛuіrе a ѕресіfіс ѕеt оf ѕkіllѕ in an industry. Micro-Easy Vocational Institute ѕресіаlіzе in ассеlеrаtеd рrоgrаmѕ аllоwіng students tо grаduаtе and jоіn thе wоrkfоrсе fаѕtеr thаn thеу wоuld bе аblе to at a four-year соllеgе. Micro-Easy Vocational Institute offers IT industry certifications such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+,business information technology,computer application,webmaster, network technician. Micro-Easy Vocational Institute provides practical training to fit the exact career you are interested in once you enroll in any of our programs. Our Practical training helps to provide real-time experience in the field and industry you have the most interest in. Many colleges and universities that offer general majors often skip detailed lessons for all fields, making it difficult to get the most out of your degree program unless you enroll in a career college or vocational school.
Thе tесh іnduѕtrу іѕ аn іnсrеdіblу luсrаtіvе mаrkеt, nо matter the lеvеl оf уоur еduсаtіоn. It’ѕ mоrе оf ѕkіllѕ аnd еxреrіеnсе; ѕhоw thаt you don’t аlwауѕ nееd a college degree tо make уоur way in thе world, іt’ѕ іmроrtаnt tо rесоgnіzе that thеѕе аrе thе exceptions to the rulе. Most реорlе thіnk thаt they need a соllеgе degree tо рurѕuе аn IT саrееr, but thіѕ іѕ nоt truе. Whіlе a majority of IT еxреrtѕ hаvе at least a Bасhеlоr’ѕ degree, іt іѕ possible tо hаvе a successful IT саrееr wіthоut a degree. In fact, ѕоmе оf the mоѕt fаmоuѕ people іn thе IT іnduѕtrу dіd nоt complete thеіr соllеgе еduсаtіоn, and thеу have mаnаgеd tо аmаѕѕ реrѕоnаl fоrtunеѕ wоrth bіllіоnѕ of dollars.
– Kola Onafowode
No Experience No Job…then What?
From an early age, we are all made to understand that education is the key to success and there is no doubt about that. What most of us do not know is that there is more to education than just getting that degree. Individuals, government and learning institutions have worked tirelessly to ensure that as many people as possible get access to quality education and the results are amazing. Communities have been transformed, the standard of living has improved, and the journey to eradicating poverty is well on course. But even with all this, unemployment levels are still high. So why is this case considering that people are more equipped when it comes to knowledge and skills? A closer look at the reason behind the increasing rate has proven that among other reasons, lack of adequate experience has been a contributing factor in job seekers being locked out of job openings.
Experience has now become a thorn in the flesh of most job seekers especially graduates across every industry. Unlike before when employers paid more attention to the education level and skills of job seekers, today most people are locked out from their dream jobs simply because their experience levels are not ‘good enough.’ When you look at most job advertisements, one thing stands out most if not all job opening requires that the suitable client have between 5 to 10 years worth of experience in the respective field. Given that most graduate job seekers have experience ranging from zero to four years; the question then becomes, where are the graduate job seekers expected to get the required experience if no one is willing to offer them an opportunity based on their existing skills?
The need for experienced workers is so great that employers prefer recycling employees, locking out new employees in the process. Internships and graduate training programs are some of the initiatives that employers who understand how grave this problem is have adopted to try and be part of the solution and not the problem. Amidst the entire job hunting gloom especially for job seekers, such initiatives are a light at the end of the tunnel. If employers, government, learning institutions and everyone, in general, join hands in support of programs that are geared towards offering jobs seeker opportunities especially for them to gain experience, then we will be killing more than two birds with one stone.
Micro-easy is one of the leading institutions in matters pertaining to training exceptional IT experts. As an institution, they go beyond the training to link their students with employers. Our vocational programs focus equipping our students with skills that will meet the IT needs in the job market. The team behind the training comprises of highly trained professionals and lead IT veterans who give their all to ensure that every student who goes through their programs stands out. They focus on equipping the students with capabilities, skills, and a high level of professionalism, preparing them for the job market. However lucrative a career in I.T. is in today’s digital age; experience still proves to be a barrier when it comes to landing a job. The institution having understood this they have gone a step further to develop partnerships with some of the employers in the industry that offers the students an opportunity to work in their firms and learn on the job.
Apart from experience, a set of diverse skills also goes a long way when it comes to landing a job. A person with a couple of certificates in a variety of skills has a better chance of getting a job compared to a graduate who only has a degree. Therefore, it is important that even as we look at experience, we also look at other ways that could give us an added advantage in the job market.
It is a good start, but there is always room for growth and improvement. More employers have to come on board not only to support the education of more people but also offer them opportunities to utilize those skills. Micro-easy is a beautiful start, and the future looks brighter with institutions like Micro-Easy.
– Kola Onafowode
Who is hiring entry-level IT Professionals?
In the IT industry, entry-level positions targeted by people who don’t have any experience. Most people hired for entry-level IT positions are new college graduates or newly certified in IT. But, who is hiring these entry-level professionals?
Various industries hire entry-level professionals to help their company grow or to save their company some money. Many entry-level IT professionals take advantage of paid Internships to gain experience and some income.
Here are some of the industries that are hiring entry-level IT professionals:
The healthcare industry is one of the thriving industries currently hiring IT professionals. Patient’s data and other healthcare concerns are highly-sensitive; so, various healthcare industries are hiring entry-level professionals to protect every data and to ensure that compliance regulations are maintained. Healthcare telecommunications and networking is evolving, and healthcare companies look to entry-level IT professionals to maintain and update their equipment.
Technology companies are considered to be one of the hottest employment options for entry-level IT professionals. Many technology companies are growing quickly and seeking entry-level professionals to meet their increasing demands and concerns. That means these companies are hiring larger numbers of entry-level IT professionals!
Financial services include banking and the enhancement of other technology services to provide better customer service. The need to provide good financial services is the main reason why companies that provide financial services are continuously hiring I.T professionals. This industry makes a significant impact on the hiring of entry-level IT professionals.
Though this industry may not be the first industry to come to mind when seeking IT positions, the construction industry is becoming increasingly reliant on technology. There are large-scale projects that demand IT workers; to make construction easier. Most construction firms in America hire entry-level IT professionals to update their systems and other platforms.
American Employers Expectations
Employers are looking for IT professionals who have initiative and are engaged in continuing education. Writing, communication skills, problem-solving and organizational skills, planning, troubleshooting, experience with Microsoft Office Suite, customer service, and research are just a few skills that employers seek when hiring IT professionals. These are often considered baseline skills for entry-level IT applicants.
The high demand for IT professionals means that a professional certification can give an applicant an advantage and help build their career. The Micro-Easy Vocational Institute contribution provides training in the growing field of Information Technology. It is clear that employers are looking for qualified entry-level professionals that have a reputable background and the education in this industry.
Continuing education and further development of your skills will help you to land a job as an entry-level IT professional in the various industries that we’ve mentioned.
– Kola Onafowode
Reasons Why You Should Opt for IT Certifications
Computer and IT training are necessary for most twenty-first century industries and workplaces. IT certifications make applicants with high school diplomas or GED’s more valuable and qualified to potential employers.
Many institutions provide training in Information Technology and clerical careers, so the growth in IT industry demands a workforce for worldwide certified IT professionals such as CompTIA A+.
Participating in numerous technological training provide people with a high school diploma or GED certificate with a better opportunity for earning a living wage. Training is a form of skill development usually received at Vocational or Trade Schools and can be acquired in less than seven months in most courses at Micro-Easy Vocational Institute.
Having an IT certification is proof that an IT expert is professional and knowledgeable in the trade. IT training and certifications help you gain the necessary experience and validates the skills you have to future employers. You still have a career opportunity in IT even if you only have a high school diploma or GED certificate. IT training can help job seekers in the following ways:
- Job Retention – If you already have a job, you have lower chances of being laid off because you have valuable knowledge and skills.
- Salary Maintenance – Most companies, especially state and city governments, ask employees for salary cuts. If you have a certification, your employer will pay you for the salary that you deserve. The salary range for the entry-level IT certification varies.
When you have the CompTIA A+ certification, the expected salary is up to $75,000 per year. In CompTIA Network+, the average annual salary is $74,000. Salaries vary according to the job role, employee experience, and the employer.
- Hiring and Promotion Eligibility – There are many high school and GED graduates who are interested in entry-level IT jobs. However, without the edge of IT training, hiring and promotion not be possible without new and timely IT certifications to give you an advantage over other applicants.
- Career Improvement – Business usually invests more in IT professionals who know and perform their jobs excellently. The intensive training enables professionals to be promoted from lower to upper positions easily. The professional certificate speaks about your dedication as an IT professional.
- Confidence – With various opportunities for hands-on experience and training in IT industry, you can create the confidence to tackle, diagnose, and resolve many complicated IT problems. Hands-on training makes a big difference in your confidence level; so you should seek IT training at a school that is serious about helping their students acquire confidence.
People who are interested in IT careers should look for schools that will prepare them for the future challenges in IT industry combined with the hands-on training. Opting for IT certifications is simple with the help of Micro-Easy Vocational Institute!
The Micro-Easy Vocational Institute offers training classes for popular IT certifications in the industry. Micro-Easy is led by veteran IT professionals who can prepare you for bigger opportunities and responsibilities in the future. Go to www.micro-easy.com/how-to-find-better-jobs/ to learn more about the system.
– Kola Onafowode
The Benefits Of CompTIA A+ Certification
The high demand for IT professionals in a competitive technological industry calls for certification to build a career. When you enroll into our CompTIA A+, you receive a quality certified course providing you with the education needed to excel in the field. The following tips provide a breakdown of what to expect and why it is important to seek a higher level academic education in Information Technology.
The A+ certification has been designed to across a 26-week program and provides the foundation for the ins and outs of computer assembly and operation. Students will be encouraged to develop essential skills and qualification in the installation, upgrading, support and the general maintenance of computer systems. We provide coursework that is easy to follow and integrate for a satisfactory educational outcome.
This curriculum will help students gain entry into the A+ exam and assist in achieving a successful result. The completion of this qualification will allow graduates to pursue jobs in the industry as entry level computer technicians, maintenance, support and other types of technical services. This form of academic achievement is recognized by the Computing Technology Industry Association helping successful candidates achieve employment.
The IT certification including A+ technical support, project management, and administration can provide a fair salary. A wide range of positions and favorable salaries are available for a CompTIA A+ qualification. Moreover, you have the opportunity to move up the ladder with additional experience, increased salaries, and skill development.
Once you have received certification after the completion of the coursework, the most common job positions include computer support specialists, computer users specialists, and computer network professionals. These essential supportive services have become increasingly important in maintaining technical duties. The application of these sciences can assist in producing favorable returns and steadfast careers.
To become an A+ qualified technician will require participation in the full-time course conducted over 26 weeks and pass the A+ examination–a global industry certification. To move up the IT ladder and achieve better employment positions, it is important to pursue a well-recognized certification from our range of IT certifications. We provide quality solutions for students including job placement assistance for qualifying graduates.
With a growing demand in the professional field of IT, more employers are looking for candidates with additional educational qualifications and skills. When applying for a job, IT recruiters will view applications with an industry certificate more favorably than those without advanced academics. Investing in the quality program we can provide will deliver the returns and positive working opportunities in a competitive industry.
Our recognized and quality IT educational program can help you achieve your technological career. Investing in the best options for certification and advancing in computer based solutions will assist in delivering the results more efficiently. When applying for employment or looking to move up the career ladder, it is important to seek higher level education from reputable computer training providers.
– Kola Onafowode
Stay Abreast Of New Developments In The IT Field With Network+
The Information Technology sector is a fast-growing one. In fact, if you’re looking for job stability, getting the right national IT certification (such as CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, etc.) is often essential. Nearly all areas of life involve some form of technology, and thus, there is a rapid growth rate within this vast and ever-changing industry. To stay abreast of these changes and to make the absolute most of your professional potential, you should consider enrolling in the courses offered by Network+.
We proudly offer one of the most diverse and up to date range of classes and certifications available. Moreover, we provide every one of our students with an end to end services that are designed to promote personal success. From helping people choose their respective niches to offer an impressive range of job placement services, we’re committed to helping people reach their goals.
It’s important to note that it is no longer enough for IT professionals to simply be proficient in specific areas of learning. More employers than ever before are demanding IT certifications in A+, and Network+. Moreover, these entities want to make sure that people are graduating from reputable institutions that are duly preparing them for the challenges of this field.
For those who are just getting started in this field, A+ certification or Network+ can command an annual salary of $30k to $40k at entry level positions, and with rapid opportunity for growth. Ultimately, the better the training that a person receives, and the more knowledge and experience he or she has, the more money this individual can command when applying for jobs.
We work hard to ensure that our classes and training programs are in line with the latest demands in the IT field. As technology changes and various devices and programming techniques become obsolete, the related professional skills become obsolete as well. That’s why one of our principal goals is to make sure that we’re preparing people for the fast-changing future of the technology sector.
Companies can also rely on our training to continuously improve the skills, abilities and overall value of the trained talent that they’ve hired. We offer some of the best options in progressive training for organizations and at highly affordable costs. This is especially important for professionals in the IT management niche and those who specialize in IT security. As new technical threats arise, IT professionals must have new skills and strategies for mitigating them.
The Better Business Bureau recognizes us and maintains an A+ rating. And we are licensed to operate by BPPE. Our training partners such as Department of Rehabilitation, Department of Labor, East Bay Works, EDD, City of San Pablo, etc.; sponsor most of our students. We provide opportunities for advancement in Information Technology skills to under-served and under-funded demographics including Veterans.
For those looking for professional training that will truly change their lives, our courses and programs offer the ideal solution. We provide opportunities that prepare people for the future. Our learning options are consistently at the cutting edge of technical development and represent the future and ongoing technical needs of businesses throughout a very diverse range of fields.
– Kola Onafowode
Why More People Are Considering Vocational Schools For I. T. Career
For those who aren’t interested in investing the considerable time and money that traditional, four-year universities provide, there are a still a number of options in training that can lead to incredibly lucrative and satisfying careers. This is especially true when considering job opportunities in the technology sector. This is one of the fastest growing and most stable industries out there. Best of all, it does’t cost a lot of money or time to become skilled within various technology niches. Following are several reasons why more people are considering vocational schools for I. T. Career opportunities.
At Micro-Easy Vocational Institute, we’re committed to making it easy for students to identify their ideal career paths and start moving closer to their individual goals and objectives. We do this by maintaining a short, simple enrollment process. If you’re motivated to change the direction of your life, want to start earning more money, or simply need a general career plan that’s guaranteed to pay off, we can help you start taking the necessary classes for meeting your objectives, and within the most nominal amount of time.
This is why a lot of people who are seeking career change choose Micro-Easy Vocational Institute over other learning options. It is easy to work our courses into an existing schedule. Whether you currently have a full or part-time job to attend, or have small children that you’re responsible for, our courses are flexible enough to accommodate your current lifestyle while helping you pave the way to a better lifestyle in the future.
There is also an expansive range of options in training to choose from. We pride ourselves on staying abreast of all of the latest and forthcoming innovative in the IT field. We know just how rapidly certain skills and areas of technology become obsolete. That’s why we provide course options to our students that ensure that their abilities and qualifications remain fresh, relevant and truly marketable once they’ve completed our programs.
We also maintain a highly qualified team of professionals who can assist your students as counselors, instructors, and in finding viable positions to fill post-training. Our former students have a very high rate of success. Not only do they finish our programs successfully, but they also go on to find highly demanded jobs.
There are even a number of courses that we provide for people who are already working in the technology sector, but who want to prime themselves for promotion, higher pay grades, and the ability to take on more responsibilities. Thus, even if you’re already proficient in programming, website design or software design, there’s still new information that we can share, and new skills that we can help you build. Many of our courses are perfect for people and companies with detailed, personal or professional development plans.
The costs of attending a vocational school are significantly lower than the costs of going to a university. As such, our students aren’t saddled with debt long before they’ve found paying job opportunities. We also have counselors on staff who can assist students with financial planning.
One of the most important benefits of receiving instruction in a vocational school, however, is being able to complete the necessary instruction within a very nominal amount of time. This is absolutely perfect for people who are interested in starting their new careers right away. With flexible learning options, feasible program prices, and a diverse range of IT programs to choose from, Micro-Easy Vocational Institute is the ideal place to start building your professional skills and abilities.
– Kola Onafowode