Hero Image

IT Apprenticeship Program

IT Apprenticeship Program


IT Apprenticeships provide paid
on-the-job training while advancing your skills for high paying IT careers.



The IT Apprenticeship Program is a 14-week paid internship funded by the US Department of Labor’s Closing the Skills Gap grant in partnership with the Greater Memphis IT Council and the University of Memphis. The program provides 800 student apprentices with a complimentary curriculum and insight into careers in Information Technology through February 29, 2024. 


IT Apprenticeship Mission 

The mission of the program is to provide opportunities to individuals to learn basic technical skills, obtain college credits and short-term certificates and earn up to twelve credit hours toward their degree. A completion of six credit hours must be applied towards a CITC concentration in Cybersecurity, Networking, Programming and System Admin and Management. 

The goal of the program is to prepare participants for meaningful employment within the field of IT to meet the shortage of IT professionals in the Greater Memphis area. 

Training Opportunities

Southwest Tennessee Community College will provide the following training opportunities:

  • IT Quickstart Training
  • Career Fit Coaching 
  • E-Portfolio Assistance
  • Industry Credential Training plus Certifications 

Student Testimonials

Scott Healy


Alumnus Scott-Healy boosts career with IT Apprenticeship Program

James Scott-HealyAlumnus James Scott-Healy is quick to hail the benefits and opportunities of Southwest’s IT Apprenticeship Program that launched in March 2020.




IT Apprenticeship Program


Southwest student joins cohort class of IT Apprenticeship program course

Kudos to Southwest Computer Information Technology concentration (CITC) Programming major Marcus Jordan on his selection to participate in the UofM’s Transformative Technologies in Engineering course that began in Fall 2021. 


YouTube Testimonial

Employer Partners

City of Memphis Urban Fellows

IMC Companies 


Product Sightings

Shelby County Schools

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Related Links

IT Quickstart/Orientation Video

Contact Us



Blue Campus

We're ready for you. Are you ready to take the next step and reimagine your future at Southwest?