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Tech2Work eMerge-TLA Partnership!

NOW ENROLLING—April 1st Deadline!*

We have an exciting partnership with the Learning Academy Services at USF, which  combines two components into an unique program where students take technology courses as both locations. The Tech2Work™ program was developed with the best practices for learning technology skills.  Subject matter experts, certified to teach each course, skilled in working with the differing learning styles of people with varying abilities will ensure that young people on the Autism Spectrum have the same opportunities as their peers without disabilities

Tech2Work begins with students enrolling in  a course at MTC, taught by an expert in this field, to learn the fundamentals of computer hardware, software, networks and the internet, all leading to careers in technical support, trouble shooting, PC repair and refurbishment.   The course prepares people for how to succeed in any environment that requires the use of computers, devices, or the Internet.  The course covers topics such as hardware components and their relationship with each other; software programs; operating systems; computer applications and how we can use them to our advantage; using the internet; and how to protect information when using the internet.

During this same time period, students will be taught advanced soft skills that our corporate human resource and management level employees have indicated are necessities in being successful in that workplace.  Through our team experts in neurodiversity for adult learners, evidence-based strategies will be utilized in a caring and nurturing environment.

Once the foundational course is completed, students will move on to USF for the course in Robotics Process Automation under the instruction of an expert in the field with experience working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The Robotics Process Automation (RPA) market is rapidly growing.  This technology allows RPA professionals to configure computer software, or a “robot” to emulate and integrate the actions of a human interacting within digital systems to execute a business process. RPA professionals create robots that utilize the user interface to capture data and manipulate applications just like humans do. They interpret, trigger responses and communicate with other systems in order to perform on a vast variety of repetitive tasks. There’s a growing demand for RPA professionals who are certified and experienced in software platforms such as Automation Anywhere.

Upon enrollment in Tech2Work, students enjoy all the benefits available to any student attending USF.

*Tech2Work courses are approved as Miscellaneous Training by VR. Check with your counselor for a referral.