The I.T. Apprentice
Datum Tech offers an IT apprenticeship program that is designed to prepare people with no formal IT training for a successful career in the IT industry. Through our partnerships with several industry leaders, we offer free training and certifications in cybersecurity, networking, customer relationship management (CRM), cloud computing, and more. With our dynamic 'earn-while-you-learn' model, we'll provide paid on-the-job training so that candidates can be financially supported while taking classes and earning certifications. Read on to learn about how the process works and how you can potentially take part in this life-changing opportunity.
Step 1: The Application Process
During the apprenticeship program, candidates will have the opportunity to get paid via the OJT, which will provide candidates with a paid, part-time, hybrid, on-site, and work-from-home opportunity that will enable them to take in-person classes at our facility and work remotely on their own schedule. Our information sessions are held on a rolling basis and are designed to help candidates prepare for the certification exams of their choosing.
Step 2: Technical Assessment
The technical assessment aims to assess the candidates' prior knowledge of IT fundamentals and their aptitude to commit to and excel in the program. While we encourage everyone to apply, we acknowledge that we have a literacy threshold to maintain a strong retention rate for our program.
Assessment Apprenticeship Begins & On-the-Job
Offer Letter & Pre-Apprenticeship Onboarding
If the candidate meets the minimum requirements to pass the technical screening, they will be invited to perform a background check, drug screen and to submit their resume. Continuation with the application process is contingent upon satisfactory results of the background check and drug screen. If the candidate is approved, they will be sent an offer letter confirming their admission to the apprenticeship program, and will begin their pre-apprenticeship onboarding that will last approximately 6 weeks. After the pre-apprenticeship onboarding, candidates will officially be ready to begin the apprenticeship program and on-the-job training.
Step 3: Technical Career
Career Placement During the Program
Candidates will be placed in jobs with our partner company while progressing through the apprenticeship program. Our Corporate Partners provide Apprentice positions. As candidates complete classes and obtain more certifications, their earning potential within our job-placement system will increase. This means that as you become more skilled as you train in our program, you'll have the opportunity to make more money. Please be advised that, on average, completion of the program requires a 2-year commitment. However, some exceptions may apply for more advance positions.
Candidates will fill out a short form stating their interest in the program and providing some basic contact information that will be used to communicate through each stage of the application process. The interest form will also help candidates have a better idea of which of our several technical pathways they can choose from after they are admitted to the program. Upon filling out the application, our automated system will send candidates an invitation to complete a technical assessment to assess their skill level and determine their eligibility for the program.