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Forge Institute offering IT/Cyber Fundamentals Bootcamp, qualifying Arkansans can receive free training

A flyer about Forge Institute's IT/Cybersecurity Bootcamp.
Forge Institute is offering a IT/Cybersecurity Bootcamp where some Arkansans can be eligible to receive free training.

The Forge Institute is offering an IT/Cyber Fundamentals Bootcamp and qualifying Arkansans can receive free training.

IT and Cybersecurity is a high-demand career in which a person can work either remotely or in the office and potentially have a starting salary of $45,000 to $65,000.

The boot camp provides individuals with the foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities of six different domains of IT and Cyber: Networking, Operating Systems, Software and Product Management, Troubleshooting Methodologies, Information Secruity, as well as Administrative and Legal Security Concepts.

The boot camp is a 96-hour online, instructor-led training with full immersion, on-keyboard skills-based lab exercises, virtual classroom instruction, and coaching sessions.

Participants must have a working laptop or PC, a reliable internet connection, a webcam, and be eager to learn new skills.

Forge is currently accepting applications for daytime as well as nights and weekend schedules. The daytime schedule is seven weeks long and takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The nights and weekends schedule is nine weeks long and takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. as well as Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon. For class dates, email

Arkansas residents may be eligible for up to 90% tuition assistance. People who live in Jefferson, Craighead, Independence, Jackson, Mississippi, Ashley, Chicot, Phillips, Searcy and St. Francis Counties could receive free training.

For more information, visit or call 504-238-6710.

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