NuPaths: A Partner in Building Your IT workforce
August 26, 2020
Information technology has become an integral part of every business, and employers need a workforce that is proficient in technology. Over the years, the need for technology skills has grown beyond just the IT department. Due to this high demand, many employers no longer require a four year degree for technology roles that can be filled by candidates who have the specific skills and certifications to perform the job.
NuPaths, an education company co-founded by Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, provides 6-month technical education and training programs to youth, adults and high school seniors for specific entry-level IT jobs to help meet the demand for technology skills. The programs, based on industry-recognized certifications, are offered in five business areas – Cyber Security, Tech Support, Software Testing, Digital Marketing and Project Management.
The 6-month programs are available online and in the classroom. NuPaths students graduate with technical skills, employability skills (soft skills), and up to six industry-recognized certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Adobe and others. NuPaths is a state-approved pre-apprentice training provider and has placed more than 80 percent of its graduates in their field of study either as an intern/apprentice or in full-time employment. Graduates are working in technology at Penn State Health, LingaTech, PennDOT, WSP Engineering, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, WellSpan Health, Britewise, Virtua Health and many other companies throughout PA.
At present, Pennsylvania has over 67,000 open IT jobs statewide (according to www.ziprecruiter.com).
As your IT workforce partner, NuPaths can help you in many ways:
- Provide highly skilled and qualified technology workers to meet your current IT needs. We can provide resumes of our recent graduates and connect them with your organization for hiring. Recent IT Security Analyst, Network Technician, Technical Support Specialist and Digital Marketing graduates are ready to fill entry-level technology job roles at entry-level wages ranging from $17 to $25 per hour.
- Upskill your existing IT employees. NuPaths programs give existing employees enhanced skills, helping them earn industry recognized certifications with a positive impact on operations and productivity. Your current employees can join one of our training programs to build the skills and certifications needed to support your organization.
- Prepare your employees for new technology job roles. We also provide training to other (non-IT) staff that may either be interested in working in IT or other technology-related job roles, like digital marketing, software testing or project management. They can choose to join one of our programs either in the “Core IT” pathway or in the “Business Tech” pathway.
- Develop training specifically for your organization. We can also develop a specific training program and schedule for your organization.
Please watch a short video about NuPaths to learn more about our programs and check out testimonials from students and employers like you.
We will be happy to provide additional information or answer any questions that you may have. Please contact us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 901-5100 ext. 1682
To learn more, visit www.nupaths.org.