Southwest and Generation USA partner to offer Memphians free online IT trainings

By Diana Fedinec
December 7, 2020

Southwest is partnering with Generation USA to help bridge the tech skills gap in Memphis. The non-profit organization has been teaming up with local colleges across the nation to offer free IT career trainings in areas hit hardest by COVID-19.

The partnership offers two free online IT trainings to Memphians interested in becoming a Digital Marketing Analyst or IT Help Desk Technician. The college is also creating a new ramp for graduates to enter a degree or certificate program.

In addition to the training, participants can earn valuable certifications and graduates will have the opportunity to explore different learning outcomes such as apprenticeships, internships, continuing education as well as full-time employment.

The deadline to apply for the trainings is January 1, 2021. The full-time, weekday classes start Jan. 4 and last 10-12 weeks. All applicants must undergo an initial screening for eligibility and attend an orientation session starting Dec. 16, 2020.

For more details about the trainings and eligibility requirements, visit or contact Dr. Glenda Collins, Director of Workforce Programs & Partnerships, at or 901-333-4316.

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