Tech trainings

You can find a list of Information Technology (IT) training and certification classes.

COVID-19 update

Most MSP TechHire trainings are now available online and offer remote learning.

Training types

Find your fit

The demand for skilled IT workers is high and continues to grow. MSP TechHire offers trainings that can help you build the skills and get the certification needed to begin your IT career.

MSP TechHire prepares you for a job in tech by offering:

  • Accelerated training for high demand jobs including software development, network administration and computer support
  • Networking, job placement support, and career services for graduates
  • Alumni networks, mentoring and connections to more than 500 employers

Take the quiz and get some helpful information from CompTIA about choosing the right IT path for you.  

Skill

Training type

Offered by

Time commitment

Cost

Technical Support/Computer User Support Specialist


CompTIA A+ Certification Prep - Online


Jewish Family and
Children’s Service

12 -16 weeks

Free to eligible students

Technical Support/Computer User Support Specialist


 

CompTIA A+ Certification Prep - Classroom

CompTIA 

240 hours over 8 weeks, M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; or 240 hours over 16 weeks, M-F, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

$8,500 with partial and full tuition grants available to qualifying students

Cisco IT Essentials


Network Administration - Classroom

Minnesota Computers for Schools 

6-14 weeks

Free

Full Stack Engineering

 

PRIME 

720 hours 

$16,000

User Experience Design

 

PRIME 

720 hours

$16,000

.Net/C# or Java - Classroom

Coding Boot Camp - Classroom

SOFTWAREGUILD 

 2 weeks

$13,750

.Net/C# or Java - Online

Coding Boot Camp - Online

SOFTWAREGUILD 

10 to 14 months
720-1,020 hours

$12,000

CompTIA IT Fundamentals Classroom* TAKODA INSTITUTE 12 weeks, 2 days per week Scholarships available for eligible students, contact provider for more information
CompTIA A+ Classroom* TAKODA INSTITUTE  6 weeks, 4 days per week Scholarships available for eligible students, contact provider for more information
CompTIA Network+ Classroom* TAKODA INSTITUTE 6 weeks, 4 days per week Scholarships available for eligible students, contact provider for more information

Project Management

Classroom* TAKODA INSTITUTE Evening classes, 6 weeks, 2 days per week Scholarships available for eligible students, contact provider for more information

Computer Support Specialist

Accredited Certificate
Program, 45 credits - Classroom

TAKODA INSTITUTE 

9 months

Scholarships available for eligible students, contact provider for more information

Project Management

Project Management - virtual

YORK Solutions

3 weeks

Paid

Technical Training

IT Skills/Tech - virtual

YORK Solutions

9 weeks

Paid

Computer Technician CompTIA A+ Certification Prep - Online Avivo Institute of Career and Technical Education 16 - 20 weeks Free to eligible students
IT Infrastructure Management (Microsoft 365: Modern Desktop Admin; CompTIA Network+) Instructor-led, synchronous learning via Microsoft Official Courseware and Online Learning Management Systems (NOTE: classes still offered virtually at this time due to COVID-19) National Able Network/IT Career Lab 10 weeks 100% grant funds for eligible students (official cost $4500, WIOA-Approved)
Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) – Network fundamentals, IP connectivity, security, automation, and programmability Instructor-led, synchronous learning via Cisco Networking Academy (NOTE: classes still offered virtually at this time due to COVID-19) National Able Network/IT Career Lab 12 weeks 100% grant funds for eligible students (official cost $5000, WIOA-Approved)

 

Training partners

CompTIA Tech Career Academy

With offices in Edina, CompTIA Tech Career Academy trains students with little-to-no information technology experience and gives them the technical and soft skills to launch their tech careers. Although the Academy cannot guarantee placement to graduates, it helps connect graduates to local employers with open IT jobs. Its IT-Ready Technical Support program is accepting students now, which then prepares them for CompTIA A+ certification, a key industry certification to secure IT help desk jobs. CompTIA Tech Career Academy is a nonprofit subsidiary of the tech workforce charity, Creating IT

Visit the WorkingNation website for more information.

Emerge

Based in North Minneapolis and Cedar Riverside, EMERGE helps people facing significant obstacles redefine themselves. Every year, we help thousands of adults and youth access jobs, financial coaching, supportive housing, and other key services, along pathways to brighter futures. We are committed to creating better jobs, better lives, and better community. EMERGE offers basic computer skills courses and IT courses in partnership with Minnesota Computers for Schools and Creating IT Futures Foundation.

Jewish Family and Children’s Service

Serving people of all backgrounds since 1910, Jewish Family and Children's Service (JFCS) works with each individual to develop a customized career and training plan in our IT Pathways program. Our services also include: career planning assessments and guidance, access to a variety of online technical and professional courses, Math for IT and Writing for IT classes to improve basic skills, customer service training and certification, job search assistance and coaching, resume and cover letter writing assistance, interview preparation, access to our Employer Breakfast and CAFÉ Networking series, and ongoing one-on-one support throughout the training and job search process.

Minnesota Computers for Schools

Minnesota Computers for Schools is a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively to provide technology solutions and skills training to communities in need. MCFS partners with community organizations to deliver digital literacy, job-readiness and in-demand technology skills training. Programs range from 6 – 14 weeks with course offerings including: Digital Foundations, IT Fundamentals, IT Essentials, CompTIA A+, and website design and development.  

View the FCFS informational video from the 2017 annual event.

Minnesota Technology Association

The Minnesota Technology Association is a coalition of more than 250 member companies united in building a stronger tech ecosystem and innovation economy in Minnesota. Formerly known as the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), MnTech works to ensure that Minnesota’s technology-driven companies have access to exceptional talent, dedicated public policy advocates, and are part of an innovative, inclusive technology community.

Visit the MnTech website to learn more.

Prime Digital Academy

Prime Digital Academy is an accelerated learning program focused on helping people without professional technology backgrounds get up to speed for entry level positions in software development and user experience design. Founded in Minnesota, Prime has quickly built a large employer network of over 400 Twin Cities companies who inform curriculum, mentor students and hire graduates from Prime.

Shaped by these partners, Prime’s curriculum has an approach that seeks to balance technical skills with communication and collaboration skills to position graduates to be attractive candidates. Half of Prime’s program is dedicated to project-based learning where students build experience by working on real-world projects for startups, nonprofits and social ventures based in Minnesota ensuring that they graduate Prime with work in their portfolio and references who can speak to their skills as a developer.

Software Guild

The Software Guild is an intensive, fast-paced apprenticeship program where you learn to be a software developer. In this full-time, 12-week or part-time 10-14 month course, you will learn either C#/.NET or Java and acquire the skills needed for junior-level developer positions.
• Career focused and relevant program teaching the languages most in-demand by Fortune 500 companies.
• Instructors with 10+ years of real-world, practical experience teaching what you need to know to become a successful developer.
• Instruction exceeds coding. Staff will help you prepare for the job search with resume building, interview practice and introductions to employers currently hiring.
• Guildie for Life. Graduates become part of an extended family. From the instructors to the Employer Network to fellow Guildies, you will develop a network of friends and supporters you can rely on for years to come.

Takoda Institute

The Takoda Institute of Higher Education is full service training and career services institute. Takoda Institute offers numerous opportunities for continuing education and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and is a CompTIA Authorized Academy. Courses at Takoda institute either qualify for Title IV funding or are fully funding through a variety of scholarship/grant programs.

York Solutions

York Solutions Barriers to Entry (B2E) helps individuals looking to re-enter the workforce break through barriers, while providing a new pipeline of talent to drive business success for our clients. B2E focuses on helping individuals from groups under-represented in IT by providing a training and preparation for a career in project management consulting with York. The comprehensive, paid, training program is led by a trainer with executive-level experience in the IT industry.

Tuition assistance

Learn about scholarships

The City of Minneapolis has scholarship support available for women and minority students to attend MSP TechHire training programs.

For more information

Contact us

Tammy Dickinson

Minneapolis Employment and Training

Community Planning & Economic Development

Phone

612-673-5041