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Break Into Technology Fields With PITCH; Register by May 7

PITCH Program Classes

Occupations in technology are the fastest growing career sector nationally and locally, and St. Petersburg College and the City of St. Petersburg are offering an opportunity for FREE training – the PITCH Program.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.” These occupations are projected to add about 557,100 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

PITCH Program

PITCH InformationThe free PITCH Program provides healthcare and technology training for African-American males between the ages of 18 to 24.

SPC partnered with the City of St. Petersburg’s Cohort of Champions to design the program. PITCH, which stands for Persistence Incorporated inTo College, Hired, delivers high quality educational, career, and character development training for African-American males who live in St. Petersburg. Students will have an opportunity to further their education by acquiring an industry-wide certification or college degree in a supportive environment.

The program offers FREE tuition and books, the chance to earn college credits, career opportunities, interactive workshops, and focused end-of-the-course test prep.

Enrolling into the PITCH program is easy and the classes are conveniently offered. Career training and GED classes will be held at the SPC Midtown Cecil B. Keene Center. Character development workshops will be hosted at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus.

Attend the May 8 orientation at the SPC Midtown Douglas L. Jamerson Center to learn more!

PITCH Summer Term curriculum
  • SSC 1101 Smart Start Orientation
  • Intro to Comp TIA A+ Training Session 1&2
  • Comp TIA A+ Training Session 1
  • Comp TIA A+ Training Session 2
  • Intro to Mobile Device Repair Training Session 1&2
  • Mobile Device Repair Training – (5/14/2018 to 6/14/2018)
  • Test Prep
  • Career readiness Workshops & Seminars
  • Meet Regularly with PITCH Advisors
Important dates and locations
  • PITCH Spring Registration Deadline: Monday, May 7
  • PITCH Orientation: Tuesday, May 8 at 5 – 6 p.m.
  • Summer Program Begin: Wednesday, May 14
  • Summer Program End:  Thursday, Aug. 2

All courses for the program are offered at SPC’s St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus and the SPC Midtown Douglas L. Jamerson Center.

Technology degrees at SPC

Students who successfully complete this program can earn college credit and consider enrolling in SPC technology programs. These programs offer opportunities to earn additional certifications as well associate and bachelor’s degrees.

SPC can train students for a long-term information technology career. With degrees and certificates in computer programming, cybersecurity, computer networking, web development, and technology management, the college offers educational pathways that prepare students for the best technology jobs.

Get more information

For more information about PITCH, please contact PITCH Advisors Ernest Gant at 727-302-6550 or gant.ernest@spcollege.edu or Jerick Daniels at 727-302-6550 or daniels.jerick@spcollege.edu.

 

Free CompTIA Certification Class for Fall

CompTIA Certification

Interested in earning your CompTIA A+ certification this fall and becoming a computer repair technician?

Take advantage of St. Petersburg College’s FREE program for African-American males ages 18 – 24 – PITCH.

The program, a partnership between the college and St. Petersburg’s Cohort of Champions, is designed to deliver high quality educational, career, and character-development training for African-American males in St. Petersburg. SPC will provide future leaders the opportunity to further their education by acquiring an industry-wide certification or college degree in a supportive environment.

Register TODAY for PITCH

There's still some time to apply for the FREE PITCH program, get prepared to earn your #CompTIA A+ certification this fall, and become a computer repair technician! For African-American males ages 18 – 24. Register NOW! http://bit.ly/2sqC6Rg

Posted by St. Petersburg College (SPC) – Midtown Campus on Friday, July 21, 2017

PITCH dates

The following are important dates for the upcoming PITCH Fall 2017 term:

• Registration Deadline: Friday, July 21
• PITCH Orientation: Monday, Aug. 7 at 5 – 6 p.m.
• Fall Classes Begin: Tuesday, Aug. 8
• Fall Classes End: Monday, Oct. 23

All courses for the program are offered at the SPC Midtown Douglas L. Jamerson Center.

Learn more about the PITCH Program on the Technology blog:

Free Program Offers Summer Opportunity To Earn CompTIA Certification

Technology degrees at SPC

Those who successfully complete this program can earn college credit. By enrolling in SPC’s technology programs, students can earn additional certifications as well associate and bachelor’s degrees.

SPC can train students for a long-term Information Technology career. With degrees and certificates in computer programming, cybersecurity, computer networking, web development and technology management, the college offers degrees that prepare students for the best technology jobs.

Get more information

For more information about PITCH, please contact PITCH Advisors Ernest Gant at (727)302-6550 or gant.ernest@spcollege.edu  or Jerick Daniels at (727)302-6550 or daniels.jerick@spcollege.edu.

Free Program Offers Summer Opportunity To Earn CompTIA Certification

PITCH Program CompTIA Certification

Interested in earning your CompTIA A+ Certification and becoming a computer repair technician?

St. Petersburg College has a FREE program for African-American males ages 18 – 24 called the PITCH Program.

PITCH Program CompTIA Certification OpportunityThe college partnered with the city of St. Petersburg’s Cohort of Champions to design the program, which stands for Persistence Incorporated inTo College, Hired. It is designed to deliver high quality educational, career, and character-development training for African-American males in St. Petersburg. SPC will provide future leaders the opportunity to further their education by acquiring an industry-wide certification or college degree in a supportive environment.

SPC’s PITCH Program offers FREE tuition and books, college credit, career opportunities, interactive workshops, and focused end-of-the-course test prep. Upon acceptance in PITCH’s Summer Program, students can specialize in CompTIA A+ Certification (computer repair).

Attend the May 10 orientation at the SPC Midtown Douglas L. Jamerson Center to learn more!

PITCH Summer Term curriculum

CompTIA A+ Certification (Computer Repair):

  • SSC 1101 Smart Start Orientation
  • Intro to CompTIA A+ Session 1&2
  • CompTIA A+ Session 1
  • CompTIA A+ Session 2
  • Test Prep
  • Career readiness Workshops & Seminars
  • Meet Regularly with PITCH Advisors
Important dates and locations

All courses for the program are offered at SPC’s St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus and the SPC Midtown Douglas L. Jamerson Center.

Technology degrees at SPC

Students who successfully complete this program can earn college credit and consider enrolling in SPC technology programs, which offer opportunities to earn additional certifications as well associate and bachelor’s degrees.

SPC can train students for a long-term Information Technology career. With degrees and certificates in computer programming, cybersecurity, computer networking, web development and technology management, the college offers degrees that prepare students for the best technology jobs.

Get more information

For more information about PITCH, please contact PITCH Advisors Ernest Gant at (727)302-6550 or gant.ernest@spcollege.edu  or Jerick Daniels at (727)302-6550 or  daniels.jerick@spcollege.edu.