IT Specialist Training

Do you need a job? Do you enjoy working with computers? Consider enrolling in the short-term iSTAR IT specialist certificate program. In 16 weeks, you will be prepared for a wide variety of entry-level IT positions like software engineer, system analyst or computer programmer, just to name a few.

As an added benefit, students may qualify for FREE training through a grant made possible by the U.S. Department of Labor.* Qualifying students will receive tuition, books and support services through the grant. The grant also supports employer partnerships that offer up to 18 weeks of on-the-job training.

Classes are offered at Northwest State in Archbold, Scott Park Campus in Toledo and at Rhodes State in Lima.

There are two upcoming events where you can learn more about the program, ask questions and find out what is needed to qualify for the grant:

Friday, March 21, 10 a.m.-noon
at Ohio Means Jobs of Lucas County (formerly The Source)
1301 Monroe St.
Toledo, OH 43604

Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m.-noon
at Northwest State Community College
22600 State Route 34
Archbold, OH 43502

For more information, visit the iSTAR website, contact Sarah Stubblefield at 419.267.1512 or email

*The grant is funded through fees from the H-1B visa program, which requires employers to pay for authorization before bringing foreign workers into the United States. The grant is intended to raise the technical skill levels of American workers and help businesses reduce the need for foreign workers.