IT Workforce Development

Your Development, Our Role

You provide your commitment and time in using our targeted training opportunities that will allow learners to update or learn new skills based on real, and in-demand jobs in your local area.  We provide community-based appropriate entry-level employment programming.  

 

The MTA certification offers verification of your skills and provides the following:

  • A Microsoft badge
  • High-growth opportunity
  • Globally recognized industry endorsed evidence of skills

 

Instructors of Osiris Technology Pathways has over 5 years of technology each. Their skill sets include networking and Helpdesk specialist assignments.  

 

As an interconnected solution between achieving your future and an employer’s IT hiring demands, we use both online courses and instructor-led learning to move you toward the Microsoft entry-level certification.  While you,  

  • Work to prepare yourself for needed skills 
  • Understand the value of workplace learning for continued skill development 
  • All, to address the hiring demands of employers   
  • Become part of the high-paying, high job demand solution 

 

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 12% growth for computer support specialist between the years 2014 – 2024.

 

     

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Is Online Learning Enough?

We provide Microsoft industry developed online self-instruction at several of our computer labs.


Online courses are for individuals who want to gain a broader or deeper level of knowledge than is required for an exam.   

 

If you are new to technology or you want to learn more about specific underlying concepts, then chose to enroll yourself in online courses. 

 

We offer industry designed online-instruction for learners who want to push the conceptual boundary of computer technology learning.   

  • Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Computer Science (ie. Web or application development) 
  • IT Infrastructure (ie. Server infrastructure, database, desktop management etc.) 

 

These instructional sessions are not intended for exam preparation but can supplement exam concepts. 

 

Is Certification Enough?

At present, we provide vendor-specific instructor-led learning that aligns with both the Microsoft Technology Associates 98-366 Networking Fundamentals exam but includes additional skills that align with the larger view of: 

  • Network technician 
  • Computer Support Specialist 
  • Computer Systems Analyst 

 

While you study, you will be given specific use of additional tools and learn techniques as well as listen to professionals explain the importance of these tools and techniques in an employer’s workforce development strategy.  Then we will assist you in putting all that you have learned into a framework used to search and interview for that entry-level position you have spent the last weeks transitioning into.   

  • Resume structuring and task wording per project experience 
  • Online job posting boards 
  • Job description MUST HAVE vs. NEED or WILL TAKE knowledge, skills, and abilities 
  • Networking conceptualization 
  • In-class Guest speakers 
  • Off-campus corporate visitations 
  • Microsoft Azure 
  • Amazon AWS 
  • Wireshark 
  • Communication with Slack 
  • Webinars and conference events  

 

Additionally, you can now get college credit for earning your certification.  The American Council on Education (ACE) has recommended college credit for several Microsoft Certifications. 


When you pass the Microsoft Technology Associate exam you become a member of the Microsoft Certified Professional Community. 

 

The Microsoft Technology Associate certification enhances your technical abilities in core networking areas while providing you a wide spectrum of technical skills in fundamental technological areas.  To others, it assesses and validates this knowledge. 

 

Registration in Fundamentals

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) MS Office Excel

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

 

Location: East Phillips Park

2307 17th Ave South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

 

Requirements:

  • 18 years old
  • Current resume
  • Agreement to take the exam at the end of the course

 

This training will cover:

  • Resume / Interview Skills
  • Job Placement Assistance / Continuous Cert Support
  • Hands-On Experience with Current Tools
  • Mentorship by Experienced and Certified IT Professionals

 

All Instructors have 5+ years of enterprise experience. Books, training, vouchers, and tools are covered by the program. 

 

Click the APPLY button below and fill out the application to contact us.

 

October 2018 — Open

October 11th to December 20th, 2018

 

Orientation:  October 11, 2018

Class starts: October 18, 2018

Graduation: January 3, 2019

 

Apply

 

January 2019 — Not Yet Open

January 10th to March 14th, 2018

 

Orientation:  January 10, 2019

Class starts: January 17, 2019

Graduation: March 21, 2019

 

"The job retentions skills I've learned from participating in the Osiris employment program has helped tremendously. Working in the computer labs and being a mentor to younger youth was the most enjoyable." 

~ L.H.