Sentek Global is proud to partner with Able-Disabled Advocacy (A-DA), a local non-profit organization that provides employment and job training services to individuals with disabilities, veterans, high school dropouts and other San Diego County residents who have barriers to employment. During their 40-year history, A-DA has assisted over 12,000 individuals with innovative workforce programs primarily funded by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education, California Employment Development Department and the San Diego Workforce Partnership. A key component of their successful programs is the development of relationships with local companies that have a need for trained workers.
With a $3 million grant from the Department of Labor, A-DA established the first IT apprenticeships in the State of California. Sentek Global was was an early supporter and became a leading employer in support of using the apprenticeship model by hiring A-DA’s first Computer Support Specialist apprentice. As that apprenticeship proved successful, more hires and increased involvement followed.
Sentek Global became an active member of the A-DA Business Advisory Council, coaching clients with job search tips, resume reviews, and hiring consideration at the quarterly meetings that bring clients and the A-DA supporting employers together for work-related activities. In 2017 Sentek Global was selected as the A-DA Employer Partner of the Year receiving the award at the A-DA annual Holiday Awards breakfast. A-DA continues to refer quality candidates in support of our company’s talent acquisition efforts and we will continue to support A-DA’s job training programs that improve the quality of life for individuals and families in our local communities.
Upcoming IT Pre-Apprenticeship Classes
A-DA is now recruiting students for upcoming IT pre-apprenticeship classes that begin on August 6th and 7th. Students can receive FREE training and obtain the CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications. Minimum qualifications include: legal right to work in the United States, high school graduate, age 21, and males must have registered for the Selective Service to be eligible for program services. A-DA has a strong focus on the inclusion of Veterans, persons with disabilities and women in their program; however, others may apply as well. Individuals who have attended college and who have some work experience may also apply and be eligible for advanced training.
The program pays exam fees for the first two certifications for each student. Day classes run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., two days per week. This new A+ DAY class is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays. The Network+ EVENING class runs from 6:00 to 9:15 p.m. and it will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Candidates are selected for the program based on a competitive process that includes reading, math and PC skills tests and interviews scores. To begin the application process, complete the Program Interest Form on the A-DA website: https://www.able2work.org/signup/. A-DA begins new classes about once each quarter.
Learn more at https://www.able2work.org/.