Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Just-A-Start was thrilled to begin 2018 with the launch of the new Information Technology Careers Program! Modeled after JAS’s Biomedical Careers Program, now in its 26th year of success, the IT Careers Program is a 9-month, tuition-free training program for low- to moderate-income adults looking to enter sustaining careers with opportunities for upward economic mobility. Through classwork, paid internship placements, and career counseling, students learn the hard and soft skills necessary for success in an IT user support position in an encouraging, supportive environment.
The launch of the IT Careers Program is a step forward for increased access to workforce training programs in different industries, allowing JAS to help even more adults achieve their goals of economic stability and career growth. For the past 25 years, graduates of the Biomedical Careers Program have increased their earnings, accessed new employee benefits, and earned promotions, milestones that have helped students better secure their financial futures and achieve their long-term goals. JAS is delighted to also unlock these opportunities for future employees in the IT industry—in January, JAS welcomed an inaugural class of nine women and six men from seven different countries! JAS is excited to be their bridge towards a sustaining career and will be supporting their success every step of the way.