America's Promise Grant Program
America’s Promise Job-Driven Grant Program is a tuition-free jobs training program designed to strengthen the pipeline of skilled workers to expand our region’s middle-to high-skilled workforce in in the Information Technology and Cybersecurity industries. To help achieve this goal, the grant provides individuals the opportunity to attain high-quality, tuition free education that leads to in-demand industry-recognized credentials.
What is the criteria for admission to this program?
Our ideal candidate is an Information Systems of Computer Science major who is either at least a rising junior who will graduate within two years, or has graduated within the last six years.
The Boot Camps will feature real-world projects provided by local employers. To be eligible for this program, you must be either an unemployed worker, and underemployed worker (making less than $42,000/year) or have an employer attest to the fact that this training will increase your value to the organization. In addition to technical training, participants will also receive one-on-one career navigator guidance to assist them with their employment goals. Boot camps are scheduled during daytime hours and typically run Monday to Friday from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Please note that veterans of the United states military receive priority of service if they provide the required documentation (DD-214) and meet the eligibility standards of the program.
Effective immediately, attendees of the core Java Web Development (8-weeks), Cyber Foundations (2-weeks), or Immersive Data (5-week), will not be able to participate any other boot camp whether or not they completed successfully.
We will give priority to first-time applicants to the gateway boot camp in which they are suitably qualified. From there they will promote into the core camps.
America's Promise Gateway Courses
This one-day course gives you a basic understanding of the tools and skills needed in Cybersecurity field.
America's Promise Core Courses
You must first successfully complete a Gateway course to be eligible for one of these Core courses. Admittance to Core courses (Java Web Development Boot Camp, Immersive Data Analytics, or Cyber Security Boot Camp) is by Instructor recommendation only.
Mobile Boot Camp is currently unavailable.
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The total cost of the Montgomery College Capital Region Collaborative is $5,633,390, which is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration’s America’s Promise Job Driven Grant Program. An additional $1.4 million in leveraged resources are provided in support of this program by Montgomery College and its partners. The product was created by the recipient and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it.