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Unlock Your Potential in Tech with Job Training at No Cost to You

Find IT support roles that make $59K* a year – even without experience!

Are you looking to change your career and your life?
The Missouri Tech First Initiative powered by Cortex aims to train as many Missourians as possible in high-demand tech careers.

This program will give you what you need to earn your CompTIA A+ certification and be prepared for a job in IT in less than 5 months—at no cost to you.

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What is an IT support role?

IT support specialists do a range of tasks, from installing software to setting up computer workspaces, as well as solve technical issues that arise on a day-to-day basis. IT support specialists may also:

System Maintenance

Maintain system capability by testing computer components.


Train users on proper use of hardware and software.


Document hardware and software changes, revisions, and problems.


Test an organization’s existing equipment and programs and try out new systems and software to see if the organization would benefit from them.


Clearly communicate with managers and co-workers to ensure the understanding of the proper use of technology and any troubleshooting that may be needed.

The median tech job wage in Missouri is 101% higher than the median job wage in the U.S.**

Learn More About the Opportunity for Tech Jobs in Missouri​


How CompTIA A+ Certification Will Help You Succeed

The CompTIA A+ certification isn't just a piece of paper. It's a badge of honor in the IT world, a sign that you're a problem solver who can handle the core technologies of today's digital world. With this certification, you'll be equipped with the technical and professional skills needed to excel in the job market. You'll learn the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and how to troubleshoot a wide range of devices.

CompTIA A+ appears in more tech support job listings than any other IT credential.

Jobs you can land with CompTIA A+
  • Help desk technician
  • IT specialist
  • IT support manager
  • Technical support specialist
  • Data support technician
  • IT server technician
Personalities and traits suited for these roles
  • Technical skills
  • Problem solver
  • Working with people
  • Good communicator


Does this sound like you?

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Our Program

How You'll Learn

CompTIA’s hybrid learning model is structured to give you support from instructors and tools to learn and practice on your own. The 17-week CompTIA A+ training program components include:

Live Online Training
Participate in 3 live sessions each week led by an official CompTIA instructor.

Instructor Office Hours
Connect with your instructor one-on-one to answer questions and review material.

Access Learning Materials
Continue learning on your own with our engaging, easy-to-use online platform.

How to get started

Ready to jump-start your career in tech in less than 5 months? See if you qualify for this no-cost training program.

To be considered, participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrollment
  • Be a Missouri resident
  • Be able to read and write in the English language
  • Be able to legally work in the United States

If you meet the criteria listed above, follow these next steps:

  • Submit your application. Click the “Apply Now” button below to submit your application to be considered for the program. It only takes a few minutes!
  • Complete a brief online assessment. You’ll receive an email with a link to a brief assessment to help us better understand what motivates you and your natural skills and abilities.
  • Take part in a video interview. As a next step, you’ll be invited to do a video interview over Zoom with a member of the program’s admissions team. This will be an opportunity for you to share why you’re interested in a tech career, learn more about the program, and ask questions.
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Program Dates

All programs meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Next program starting soon!


May 7 – Aug 29, 5:30pm – 9:00pm CT

May 21 – Sept 12, 9:00am – 12:30pm CT

May 28 – Sept 19, 5:30pm – 9:00pm CT


June 11 – Oct 3, 9:00am – 12:30pm CT

June 18 – Oct 10, 5:30pm – 9:00pm CT

Seats are limited – don’t miss your chance to get tech job training at no cost to you!

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Some Transformations We’ve Guided

Join the ranks of those who have used CompTIA’s training program to launch their IT careers. It's time to take control of your future.

“I just want to thank you for your help in finding a new job in the IT field. I’ve been struggling to find a way to start my career in IT and your efforts in providing different opportunities was beneficial and your constant communication to apply for the multitude of IT positions was a great help too. You’ve been amazing and I appreciate everything you’ve done.”

CompTIA A+ Training Program Alumni - Remote Tech Support

“I always had an interest in technology, so when CompTIA classes were offered, I knew
I had to enroll. With CompTIA being such a well-known name, I knew it would be worth
it. CompTIA ended up being more than helping you get certified. It was just the
beginning. They are dedicated to helping you transition from just a job to a career in IT.”

CompTIA A+ Training Program Alumni - Software Quality Assurance Analyst

Are You Ready to Take the Leap? Apply Today.

Remember, this isn't just about getting a job. It's about starting a career and transforming your life. And with The Missouri Tech First Initiative powered by Cortex, we're here to help you every step of the way.