ReSkill Arkansas - IT Training
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ReSkill Arkansas is a statewide initiative dedicated to helping career seekers become IT professionals. We welcome career seekers from all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities. Whether you're a beginner to IT, returning to the workforce, or seeking a career change, our team provides FREE self-paced training courses at home.
In addition to these training courses, we offer comprehensive career development services, including resume critiques and interview coaching, to further enhance your career readiness. We believe in reducing barriers and providing support to ensure equal opportunities for success. If you require any accommodations or additional assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.
By joining ReSkill, you can gain the necessary skills to qualify for paid internship and apprenticeship opportunities with our company partners. We want to help increase the technical skills of Arkansans and make you aware of the IT career paths available! Let us support your growth and success in this exciting field!
Training Courses Include:
-IT Support Fundamentals
-PC Security and Cybersecurity
-CompTIA A+ Test Prep
-Cloud Computing and Automation
-Web Development and Programming
-Digital Marketing and E-Commerce
- Completed high school diploma or GED equivalent
- Basic computer skills preferred
- Must have the ability to work in the United States without a current or future need for visa sponsorship.
- Must have state residency in Arkansas.
- Must have personal drive and eagerness to learn.
Is ReSkill AR a paid training program?
No. ReSkill AR is a program that provides free IT training and career development services to Arkansas residents. If you are interested in PAID opportunities, please review our Internship and Apprenticeship opportunities.
Is there a cost for the assessment or training? Will this impact my weekly UI benefits claim?
No, the state of Arkansas is committed to reskilling Arkansans, and therefore the assessment and Pre-Apprenticeship course are provided at no cost to you. This program has been approved by the Division of Workforce Services as an approved training program, and anyone enrolling in this course will still be able to claim their weekly benefit.
What if I don't do well on the assessment?
If your assessment reflects an aptitude for IT, you will be contacted for a Pre-Apprenticeship course. This course can be completed 100% online, and it is provided at no cost to you. If your assessment does not indicate an aptitude for IT work, you will be provided additional resources
If my assessment indicates I am a good candidate for this program, how long will it be before I am contacted?
The assessment is limited to 45 minutes and needs to be completed in one session. You cannot exit and restart at a later time, so please plan to only click ‘start’ when you’re in a quiet place and can answer the questions in one sitting. Advanced preparation is not necessary for this assessment, as the assessment itself is evaluating aptitude and potential for the IT field rather than specific skill sets.
How do I get my results and how long will it take?
The results will be provided to you within two weeks, and a Talent Specialist will be in touch to share next steps with you. Please note that due to the increased volume of participants in our ReSkill Arkansas program, we are working hard to get all questions answered and all participants contacted so you can be even closer to your career in IT.
Meet the team and join upcoming virtual webinars via zoom; dates and details on our events page.
The Arkansas Center for Data Sciences will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX (INCLUDING PREGNANCY AND GENDER IDENTITY), SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENETIC INFORMATION, OR BECAUSE THEY ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY OR A PERSON 40 YEARS OLD OR OLDER. The Arkansas Center for Data Sciences will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30