Apply Now: Paid Job Training in Information Technology
Year Up is an intensive, one year training program for 18-24 year olds that focuses on computer and professional skills. It’s free, and students can earn up to 18 college credits. Students are paid a weekly stipend of up to $153 during the first six months and up to $225 per week during the second six months of the program.
The year is divided into two parts—the classroom phase and the internship phase. During the classroom phase students take classes onsite in Information Technology. This includes learning about computer software and hardware, becoming familiar with the internal components of a computer and the common software programs used in a corporate setting. Students also take classes in Business Communications and Professional Skills learning skills like meeting leadership, appropriate corporate email, and networking introductions.
During the internship phase, students are placed in internships at corporations like Google, Bank of America, and Chase. Ongoing evaluation occurs throughout the Corporate Internship, so that students can complete the Year Up program poised for success in the corporate world.
A strong Year Up applicant will:
- Be motivated and have a positive attitude
- Have an interest in technology
- Be able to handle a college level class (community college English 100 or 101)
- Be able to commute downtown every day and commit to the entire year of the program
- Be able to meet high expectations regarding punctuality, attendance, completing assignments
Interested? APPLY NOW!
Step 1: Complete an interest form online.
Step 2: Attend an Open House. RSVP by calling 312-726-5300 ext 4514. Dates listed below:
October 1 at 3 PM
- October 11 at 4 PM
- October 18 at 3 PM
- October 25 at 4 PM
November 1 at 3 PM
- November 8 at 4 PM
- November 15 at 3 PM
- November 19 at 4 PM
November 29 at 3 PM
- December 6 at 4 PM
- December 10 at 3 PM
- December 20 at 4 PM
Step 3: Complete an application. (Download an application form here.)
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Priority Deadline: October 30, 2012
Early Deadline: November 27, 2012
Final Deadline: December 18, 2012
Step 4: Attend a group interview.
Step 5: Attend an individual interview.
"Earn While You Learn"
223 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60606
312-726-5300 ext 4514 (Admissions Line)