Earn Your CompTIA A+ and IC3 Certifications!
TechHire CompTIA A+ Academies provide foundational digital skills (IC3) for those who need them and include the CompTIA A+ training and certification exams as well as contextualized work readiness for the IT pathway. This model of training, which incorporates foundational digital literacy skills for those who need it and embeds the CompTIA A+ exams into the course, has proven to be the most successful in Maine and nationally.
CompTIA A+ is widely recognized as one of the very first IT certifications that prospective IT professionals should obtain.
It not only validates your foundational knowledge, but it also shows employers that you are willing to learn and advance your career, and you have the ability to study and pass an exam. Simply having CompTIA A+ on your resume can place you above non-certification holders in line for an interview. When you’re trying to win your first IT job, that’s a big deal!
In order to qualify for this program, you must meet these requirements:
- Maine resident between 17-29 years old (no exceptions)
- Unemployed or underemployed
- Not currently enrolled in secondary school
- Able to meet testing and assessment requirements
- Eligible to work in the US
Courses are available remotely in a virtual face to face model, allowing eligible participants in Maine to join any location that works best for them in terms of start date and day or evening cohorts.
The statewide TechHire Maine CompTIA A+ courses are offered in Penobscot, Cumberland, York, Aroostook, and Kennebec counties. For more information, contact Sarah Overlock at sarah.overlock@
Find the full list of programs and contact information below:
Bangor Adult Education
Westbrook Adult Education/ Portland Adult Education
Lori Frederick/Erin Krivicky
York Adult Education
Eastern Aroostook Adult Education
Skowhegan Adult Education/KVCC
Skowhegan – starts February 9th; Tues./Thurs. 5:30-7:30pm
Bangor – starts January 18th; Mon./Weds. 5-8pm
York – starts March 2nd; Tues./Thurs. 5-8pm , Weds. 5-6pm
Eastern Aroostook – starts January 7th; Mon./Tues./Thurs. 12:20-4 pm (Wednesday Office Hours at same time)
This 4-million dollar workforce development project is fully funded by a U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration grant awarded to and managed by Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc., the Local Workforce Development Board for Maine’s six coastal counties. This is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.