Growing Resources for Information Technology (GRIT)

Growing Resources for Information Technology (GRIT) Program

The purpose of the Growing Resources for Information Technology (GRIT) program is to build a training infrastructure to high-growth, high-demand information technology occupations for unemployed veterans, minorities, women and others through a technical skills program that includes on-the-job training (OJT). The GRIT program identifies insurance and healthcare information technology as two industry sectors whose growth is jeopardized by regional skill and training gaps. Participants will receive training through the Corporate and Continuing Education Division, and an opportunity to be considered for an OJT experience with local employers.

Regional employers in insurance and health care IT departments anticipate needing nearly 2,200 new and replacement IT workers over the next four years. The GRIT Training Program provides training exclusively for the three occupations in the highest demand among insurance and healthcare industries: front-end web developer/programmer analyst, computer network support specialist and network and data communication analyst. These target occupations are on the H-1B Visa list and account for nearly three out of every four IT job openings in the local insurance and health care industries. The program provides tuition, books, and multiple certifications, at no cost to eligible participants. If you meet the eligibility criteria, please submit an online application.

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On-the-Job Training (OJT)

The GRIT On-the-Job Training (OJT) program provides wage reimbursements to employers to help defray the cost associated with upgrading information technology skills or training new hires in the fields of computer programming and network systems administration. Learn how OJT can assist employers looking to expand their business or enhance their use of information technology.

GRIT Partners

Partners in the GRIT program have been strategically selected to aid in program design and strengthen the recruitment process for diversification as well as provide On-the-job Training (OJT) opportunities. Learn more about the GRIT Partners.

Growing Resources for Information Technology (GRIT) is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The award amount received over a 4-year period is $5,000,000 and is effective from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2016. The program provides training for participants in the seven-county area served by Midlands Technical College and Central Carolina Technical College.

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Rose Heath, Program Director

Qiana Henton, Retention Advocate

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Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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Fast Fact

More than 70% of GRIT students land a job in IT after completing one of the programs.