April 21, 2021 – Goodwill of the Heartland has partnered with Google and Coursera to offer a self-paced 5-course online class where students can learn concrete skills that top employers are hiring for right now. By investing only 10 hours a week, students can earn the IT Support Certificate in less than 6 months.

The IT Support Professional Certificate has highly interactive content, exclusively developed by Google. It helps learners become ready for an entry-level job in IT support in about 6 months. No prior experience is necessary. Currently, there are approximately 340,500 U.S. job openings in IT and a $50,800 average entry-level salary in IT support.

Upon completion, students will receive an IT Support Professional certificate that allows them to directly apply for jobs with Google and over 130 U.S. employers, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Astreya. The program also prepares students for the CompTIA A+ exams, the industry standard certificate for IT. Students can earn dual credentials by completing the course and passing the A+ exams. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

Visit our website at www.certifiedforsuccess.org to request more information. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 14th.

Goodwill of the Heartland is an equal opportunity organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for enrollment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status or other protected categories.

To learn more, contact Brent Watkins at (319) 248-4650 or by email: bwatkins@goodwillheartland.org.


About Goodwill of the Heartland
The mission of Goodwill of the Heartland is to advance the social and economic well-being of people who experience barriers to independence. Goodwill offers life and job skill development, work experience, job placement assistance, day habilitation, supported community living, workforce services to employers and contract manufacturing, assembly and packaging. In 2019, Goodwill provided more than 20,000 services to people with barriers in its 19-county service area. For more information, including retail, donation and service locations, please visit www.goodwillheartland.org or call toll free 1-866-466-7881.