Information Technology (IT) No-Cost Training Opportunities for Washington County

August 26, 2015

Washington County Community College (WCCC) and Axiom Education and Training Center will collaborate to bring no-cost industry recognized certification training and examination to Washington County.

CompTIA A+ certification is an Information Technology (IT) industry recognized credential which offers IT job opportunities on a global level. Jobs in the IT field that may require the CompTIA A+ certification include, but are not limited to, technical support specialist, field service technician, IT support technician, IT support administrator, and IT support specialist.

Beginning in September students who qualify for the free CompTIA A+ training will have the opportunity to take a free CompTIA A+ training through Axiom’s Education and Training Center. Upon completion of the training students will take the CompTIA A+ exams. Funding for this education opportunity is provided by WCCC’s Maine is IT! Federal Grant.

WCCC’s Academic Dean Alex Clifford states, “Offering qualified students free A+ training and certification will not only benefit the individuals, but will also greatly increase the workforce skillsets businesses have at their disposal.  Our continued partnership with Axiom Education has enabled both organizations to increase their ability to reach those who want to learn in Washington County.  Everyone should keep checking our future offerings at for more innovative, career expanding, and personal enrichment opportunities.”

Together Washington County Community College and Axiom Education and Training Center will bring information technology opportunities to Washington County. Jane Blackwood-Director of Axiom Education and Training Center regards the partnership with WCCC as an essential role in bridging the IT gap, “One of the employment areas that will be enlarging in the future is the IT field.  Washington County has the opportunity at WCCC to gain degrees and certifications in the field for jobs that will keep them here.”

To sign up for this training or for questions, please call 207-454-1000.

This workforce solution was funded by a $13 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.