Trocaire Offering IT Career Jump Start Program

In collaboration with United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, Tech Buffalo, and Workforce Development Consortium, 10-week course designed for displaced workers who are in a career transition


BUFFALO, NEW YORK – June 29, 2020 – To help displaced workers transition to new careers in information technology, Trocaire College announced the launch of a ten-week IT support course in partnership with the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, Tech Buffalo, and Workforce Development Consortium.

“The IT sector has been resilient given the current economic climate and many within our local business community are now hiring qualified candidates,” said Dan Neville, director of the Trocaire College Technology Institute. “Our coursework is designed to provide our students with the basic entry level IT skills needed, regardless of if they have a math or technology background.”

The instructor-led, online course starts July 20 and runs Mondays through Fridays for four hours each day for ten weeks. The program covers three areas: basic internet security, foundational IT concepts and terminology, and in-depth training in the skills necessary for a help desk or tech support position. This course also uses CompTIA’s IT Fundamentals curriculum, CompTia’s A+ curriculum and includes an opportunity to earn two industry-recognized certifications upon completion.

In addition, enrolled students will receive the work-readiness skills training conducted by 716 Ministries. All course materials and certification fees are included.

Class size is limited, and qualified applicants may receive funding to cover the cost of the program. For more information on program requirements and to enroll, visit

Earlier this year in response to individuals looking for new careers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Trocaire offered a free four-week IT career exploration course. More than 100 students enrolled for the five sections of the course offered.

About Trocaire College
Founded in 1958 in Buffalo, NY by the Sisters of Mercy, Trocaire College is a private, career-oriented Catholic college that strives to empower students toward personal enrichment, dignity and self-worth through education. Trocaire offers bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificates and workforce development programs in healthcare, business, hospitality and technology. Recognizing the individual needs of a diverse student body, Trocaire College provides life learning and development within a community-based environment, preparing students for service in the universal community. Visit for more information and follow Trocaire on Facebook and Twitter.