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Do you want a better career but are not yet qualified? Do you think about going back to school, but worry about the time and cost, or whether you’ll learn anything that actually helps you advance?  Say Yes to Dallas and the Dallas Regional Chamber are pleased to present some workforce training program resources below.

Employee Training Resources in the Dallas Region

Amazon Web Services

  • Cost: $237 of tuition at Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD)
  • Special requirements
    • Available at Brookhaven, El Centro, Richland, and North Lake only
    • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
    • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.
  • Time: Classes Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30pm for 8 weeks
  • Credentials Available:
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Certification

Google IT Certification

  • Cost: $49/month
  • Special requirements: None
  • Time: under 6 months
  • Credentials Available:
    • Google IT Certification
  • Dallas online applications for programs offering Google IT Certification
    • Google
    • Per Scholas
    • Merit America
    • El Centro College of DCCCD
    • Year Up

Per Scholas

Per Scholas opens doors to transformative technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities.

  • Cost: Free
  • Time: 8 hours/day for 15 weeks
  • Credentials available:
    • Google Professional IT Certificate
    • CompTIA A+
    • Net+
    • Software Engineer

Merit America

Merit America provides a path to skilled careers for adults without bachelor’s degrees.

  • Cost: No upfront cost, free if after program you do not get a job making more than $50,000 a year; learners can receive a $100 weekly stipend to cover associated costs of participation
  • Time: 20-25 hours/week for 13 weeks
  • Credentials available:
    • Google IT Support Professional Certificate
    • Technical Skills for in-demand IT Careers

NPower

NPower creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and veteran spouses.

  • Cost: Free
  • Special requirements: Must be a veteran or veteran spouse
  • Time: 13 weeks
  • Credentials available:
    • CompTIA certification
    • IT Generalist Apprenticeship
    • Cybersecurity – CompTIA Security+ and Network+
    • Cybersecurity Support Technician Certificate

Generation Dallas

Generation Dallas offers three training programs: customer care, customer service supervisor, or cloud support engineer.

  • Cost: Free
  • Special requirements:
    • Supervisor program: currently employed in retail, customer-facing, hospitality or other service role
  • Time: 6 weeks, part-time
  • Credentials Available:
    • Customer Service Supervisor
    • National Retail Federation Customer Service and Sales Certificate

Retail Pay$ | Dallas Community College District

  • Cost: Free
  • Special requirements: must be working in the retail industry, or recently unemployed from the retail industry
  • Time: At your own pace
  • Credentials Available through Penn Foster:
    • High School Diploma
    • Retail Industry Fundamentals Credential
    • Retail Associate Certificate
    • Guest Services Agent Career Diploma
    • Retail Supervisor Career Diploma
  • Credentials Available through DCCCD:
    • Supervisor Certificate Fast Track

Retail Pay$ | Penn Foster

  • Cost: Free
  • Special requirements: must be working in the retail industry, or recently unemployed from the retail industry
  • Time: At your own pace
  • Credentials Available through Penn Foster:
    • High School Diploma
    • Retail Industry Fundamentals Credential
    • Retail Associate Certificate
    • Guest Services Agent Career Diploma
    • Retail Supervisor Career Diploma

Year Up

Year Up enables young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year.

  • Cost: Free
  • Special requirements: must be between the ages of 18-24 years old
  • Time: 1 year
  • Credentials Available:
    • Google IT Certification
    • Associates of Business Administration

Coursera

  • Cost: Varies, free courses available
  • Special requirements: none
  • Time: varies by degree track
  • Credentials Available:
    • Select from hundreds of courses here.

edX

  • Cost: varies, free courses available
  • Special requirements: none
  • Time: varies by degree track
  • Credentials Available:
    • Select from hundreds of courses here.

Grow with Google

  • Cost: varies, free courses available
  • Special requirements: none
  • Time: varies by course
  • Credentials Available:
    • Select from dozens of courses here.