Ignite IT



Ignite IT is a powerful collaboration between the Akron Urban League, ConxusNEO and The Computer (TC) Workshop, with support from the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program, powered by JumpStart.

Ignite IT is a component of the Ignite: Connections that Fuel Success Program (Ignite) that is an industry-specific training program that places selected participants on a pathway to a CompTIA A+ certification. The redesigned format of Ignite IT couples structured curriculum from industry experts with experiential learning and soft skills development training to ultimately increase minority representation in the tech sector. This program will provide grant-funded CompTIA A+ training for 1001 (The Essentials) and includes weekly instruction from TC Workshop, class book/ materials, a test voucher, a retake voucher, test out course, practice exams, employer engagement opportunities leveraged by ConxusNEO and soft skills development training by your Akron Urban League.

Applicants who apply will be invited to complete an aptitude assessment and within 24-48 hours of the assessment, you will either be invited to an Ignite IT panel interview or asked to meet with an Ignite staff member to discuss employment assistance. 

If you’re 18 years or older, have a high school diploma/ GED/ high school equivalent and would like to begin your pathway to a career in tech, apply today!



In collaboration with our partner, We Can Code It, Ignite offers the following training tracks for individuals interested in careers in information technology.

CompTIA A+ 220-1001 prep

In this series, you’ll learn about hardware, networking, mobile devices, and troubleshooting. These courses will also help you prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-901 certification exam. Students will explore topics such as:

•Introduction to CompTIA A+ 220- 1001 Exam

•Hardware for CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Exam

•Networking for CompTIA A+

•Mobile Devices for CompTIA A+

•Hardware & Network Troubleshooting

Courses will be offered in a hybrid learning environment with online and in-person sessions are required.

No prerequisites are necessary, but basic knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems is recommended.