Since receiving a $6 million grant this past February, our talented team at Accelerate Montana has been working tirelessly to bring highly flexible, fast, and relevant training courses to Montana’s employers and workers. Through Rapid Training Programs, partners and participants will accelerate Montana job growth, income levels, company competitiveness, and careers in all the leading industries set to shape our state’s future.
We’ve been talking to recruiters, industry college partners, and ordinary job seekers to assess the wants and needs of communities across our state. The consensus, regardless of industry or entry point, is a desire for training opportunities that offer quick, flexible, online and in-person instruction that will give participants the relevant training employers are asking for.
As we work with our partners at 2-year and tribal colleges all over Montana to create and deliver the courses the market is asking for, we will be updating you to let you know what Rapid Training Courses are available, and what exciting opportunities are well on their way.
1. Job Site Ready – Job Site Ready is a Rapid Training Program designed for those who seek skilled, entry-level work in Montana’s booming construction trades. Designed in collaboration with the construction industry and tailored to meet their hiring needs, the Job Site Ready Program provides fast and flexible training that enables participants to enter the construction industry in our state upon completion of the program.
This 45-hour program is the perfect blend of self-paced and hands-on, requiring 30 hours of online, on-your-own-time instructional modules, followed by 15 hours of in-person job site training. Participants will be given exposure to tool use and maintenance, materials handling, workplace safety, industrial practices, and project management. Upon completion, participants will earn a micro-credential badge and can take the next sure-footed step in their careers as highly demanded construction professionals.
Look forward to upcoming Job Site Ready opportunities from the following partners:
Fall dates to be added soon by Bitterroot College and Great Falls College!
For more on our latest construction trades offerings, locations and dates, visit https://jobsitereadymt.com/.
2. Film and Media – With the revival of the western and its modern interpretations, Montana’s Film Industry is booming. Leading programs with star-studded casts, like “Yellowstone”, “1883”, and the newest prequel “1923”, have gripped viewers internationally as they utilize Montana landscapes and businesses to produce widely lauded television. In addition to high-profile films and productions in the state, indie and documentary projects have brought bursts of media work through Montana towns and counties. The film production industry is like no other, and Montanans who seek work in this eminent industry will require specialized skills and training. Lynn-Wood Fields, an Executive Producer and the owner of Media Training Center, is aware of this need and aims to provide locals interested in such work with training opportunities that make them competitive candidates for the state’s growing pool of film and media industry positions.
With support from Accelerate Montana, Media Training Center and Highland College are offering three unique courses for a variety of Film and Media industry careers. Over an upcoming weekend, course offerings include Production Assistant, Covid Compliance Officer, and Film Extra training. The Production Assistant course will provide an opportunity to shadow a camera-team and gain hands-on PA experience.
The first training is taking place at Highland College near Butte on August 13th and 14th.
In addition to excellent training at an unbeatable cost, this exciting opportunity offers need-based scholarships to qualifying participants. Space is limited, so visit https://mediatrainingcenter.co/ now to register.
3. CyberMontana: In the digital age we are all acutely aware that the advantages of a connected world come with serious liabilities and risks. The digital world continues to evolve with speed and with that evolution comes a greater need for digital safety and protection. Demands for cybersecurity analysts and technology specialists have exploded in past years, generating one of the hottest – and most lucrative – hiring areas in the country and in the world. With over 1,000 cyber jobs available in Montana annually (and nearly 600,000 nationwide), Accelerate Montana intends to zero in on that need and provide Montanans with the training opportunities necessary to fill such openings.
Our specialized team of experts at CyberMontana is offering cyber training at every age and level, with Rapid Training Program courses that enable Montanans to enter this ever-growing and high-paying job market.
Our Cyber Rapid Training Program is an excellent way to gain foundational knowledge in cybersecurity. This four-course 12-15 week accelerated program prepares adult learners to join the workforce as an entry-level cyber/IT professional. Designed for new learners and those who wish to reskill/upskill, program completers are prepared to earn the CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ industry recognized credentials that can lead towards gainful employment. Additionally, program completers meet all of the requirements for the Missoula College Certificate of Technical Studies in Cybersecurity, and the coursework can be stacked towards an Associates in Applied Science degree.
The autumn semester starts August 29th, and course offerings include Basic Networking, Server Operating Systems, Enterprise Security, and Social and Ethical Issues in Computer Science.
For more details on courses and registration, browse our opportunities at https://www.acceleratemt.com/all-courses?search=&industry=Technology