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Gateway offering in-demand IT training

Intense program teaches skills highly sought after by area employers

IT training

A new Gateway Technical College effort will meet the needs of employers seeking qualified information technology workers with this skill set – and workers who would greatly benefit from gaining these in-demand skills.

The college is offering an intense, yearlong set of courses to train for the in-demand Microsoft SharePoint Applications Solutions Developer certification.

“As one of the most broadly deployed collaboration platforms, SharePoint is rapidly evolving into an essential skill for anyone who wants to work in the Web developer field,” said Ray Koukari, Gateway’s Dean of Business and Information Technology.

“This training will help deliver newly skilled workers and build the pipeline needed for the growing economy.”

Veterans and eligible spouses and Trade Adjustment Assistance-eligible participants along with other adult learners who have a background in information technology may qualify to begin the 12-month schedule Sept. 8 at Gateway’s Burlington Center, 496 McCanna Parkway. Courses are held 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Milwaukee-area recruiters say employers seek workers with SharePoint credentials to manage the Microsoft collaboration, Web site creation and content management software platform at their companies. There are the jobs – but too few skilled workers to fill them. 

Courses will provide thorough training for students to build a solid foundation of Web programming skills using HTML5 with JavaScript and ASP.NET MVC 4 and demonstrate expertise at designing and developing collaboration applications with Microsoft SharePoint.

The curriculum promotes student success through providing hands-on, real world experience coupled with strong technical and knowledge. Students will also move through their coursework as a cohort – the same group of students will remain together from beginning to end – and be provided with a one-week dedicated review session to prepare them for the certification exams.

This opportunity is funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration which covers many out-of-pocket expenses to students, including tuition. 

For more information, please contact Jeanne Suda at or (262) 619-6530.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. 

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