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The Urban League offers a variety of accelerated career academies focused on in-demand industries and occupations. In addition to classroom instruction, some academies include internships and hands-on training opportunities. Participants are connected with preferred employer partners and are often quickly hired into good-paying positions. All academies are free to participants.
Train for great jobs with one of Madison’s fastest growing employers. Training will help prepare you for a variety of roles with Exact Sciences including laboratory processing and customer care positions. Most positions begin at $15 or more per hour plus benefits and great advancement opportunity. Skills learned will include:
The need for pharmacy technicians will increase by 12% over the next few years. If you have basic customer service, math, problem solving, and time management skills we can help you prepare for one of these great careers! Positions with SSM Health starting $14/hr plus benefits. Great advancement opportunities. Skills learned will include:
The Pre-employment Readiness and Education Program (PREP) for Patient Administrative Support Careers training will help prepare you for great career pathway positions such as Patient Scheduling Representative, Patient Scheduling Specialist, Health Unit Clerk, Patient Access Representative, and others. Skills learned will include:
Start your career in construction! Prepare for 19 different trades, including carpentry, electrical, painting, and more. START provides 6 weeks of apprenticeship preparation in the areas of work readiness and preparation for apprenticeship entrance exams. You will receive job coaching and tutoring to make you a strong candidate for jobs in the construction industry.
Learn foundational skills for careers in the construction industry, including nearly 100 hours of hand-on training on a real construction site. Participants who graduate typically start in positions paying $15/hr and up! Graduates will earn industry recognized certifications including:
This academy prepares job seekers for para-educator positions in the K-12 classroom such as a Educational Assistants. These positions can be a pathway to certification that aligns with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) guidelines with the school districts of the greater Madison area. Skills learned will include:
Train for great jobs with one of Madison’s premiere employers. Successful graduates will have the opportunity work in CUNA Mutual Group’s Operations Division. Starting pay is $15/hr. plus benefits and great advancement opportunity. Skills learned will include:
Members complete up to 11 months of work experience at an IT Help Desk or Field Service unit and complete the 2 semester Madison College CompTIA+ Certification Program while receiving career counseling, coaching, resource assistance, and post-employment success follow up. During this academy, participants gain knowledge of teamwork, accountability, time management, conflict management, communication/interpersonal skills, decision making, problem solving, lifelong learning skills, identifying customer problems and attitudes, call center protocol and interviewing skills. ITCA participants gain applied knowledge of hardware, operating systems, security, audio/visual, networking, help desk operations, web browsers and security software, Microsoft Office, troubleshooting, job search & employment skills in preparation to obtain their A+ Certification.