WHAT IS ADALEG-IT TRYING TO ACHIEVE AND WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF THIS INITIATIVE?
Adaleg-IT started off as an initiative to help the Jewish community and has grown to incorporate a larger vision that is based on its work and experience in this community. Based on our original vision and opening it up to communities around the world, Adaleg IT is committed to helping global communities acquire the necessary skills and know-how to successfully enter the IT marketplace. Adaleg-IT’s initiative is a natural response to the urgent economic, social, and educational needs that are impacting men and women in global communities.
We see a gap between the classroom and the workplace. While formal education does not necessarily lead to a career and most universities and colleges focus more on academic learning and not so much on vocational training and the job market to translate the education they provide into a salary, it has created a problem that needs to be solved. Our main interest is to create the bridge between the classroom and workplace that is urgently needed today.
To address this challenge, Adaleg-IT has become a member of AWS Academy and Cisco NetAcad and has formed corporate partnerships so as to introduce fast-tracked courses in areas that are in-demand and a work experience that is integrated with the needs of corporations. This enables different communities to learn high-level IT industry skill-sets in a timely manner. AWS and Cisco have developed several courses which set industry standards and are successful all over the world. Our mandate is to introduce those courses to communities around the globe. In addition to providing a rich academic experience and enabling our students to acquire globally recognized (and financially lucrative) certifications, our IT team is dedicated to helping students with up-to-date IT skills, resume preparation, interview skills, and seeking for and finding job placements. This has already paved the way to building a flourishing Jewish community within the IT world. We now look to apply this community-based model to all communities, globally. The Jewish community is our starting point and is always within view.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE COURSES THAT ARE BEING OFFERED TODAY?
Amazon Web Services (AWS Academy Courses)
Introductory, Associate, and Professional Levels (there are prerequisites, inquire for more)
1. AWS Cloud Foundations
2. Cloud Computing Architecture I
3. Cloud Computing Architecture II
AWS Academy Cloud Foundations
This course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. This introductory course was designed to be delivered over 20 hours and prepares students to pursue becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.
AWS Academy Cloud Computing Architecture
This two-part course scaffolds learning up to focus on technical expertise in cloud computing and gaining the skills needed to pursue certification as an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate. The course is delivered over 60 hours, through lecture, hands-on labs, and project work. Participants have access to course manuals, online knowledge assessments, hands-on labs, a free practice exam, and a discount voucher for the certification exam.
Cisco NetAcad Courses
1. CCNA Routing and Switching
2. CCNP Routing and Switching
3. Introduction to Cybersecurity
4. CCNA CyberOps
Coding and App Development (Offered On-Site and On-Line)
Adaleg IT has created an In-Depth 10-Month Course in Coding and App Development that will launch students into the IT workforce as Coders and Full Stack Developers.
HOW DO I KNOW IF IT IS FOR ME?
Whether it is programming, AWS Cloud Computing, or system administration, IT is not for everyone. You can go through a psych test to get a better understanding if IT is a good fit for you. Click here for the link.
Our goal is to see you succeed. With this in mind, we have assembled a special Human Resources Team that will help you determine your capabilities and potential for success in our programs. Should you be interested in any of our courses and want to know if this is right for you, we will get you in touch with them.
IS ADALEG-IT LIMITED TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY?
Although Adaleg IT’s central mission is to help the global Jewish community learn new IT skills so as to enter the IT workforce, we believe that IT can do good and that this good has no boundaries. We encourage diversity and inclusion in all of our courses. Our classes are tailored to the particular needs of different communities.
WHAT IS THE FEE STRUCTURE AND ARE THERE SUBSIDIES AND / OR SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?
Adaleg IT prefers that all tuition for the course be paid – in full – before the course begins. Exceptions to the rule may be considered. Scholarships are available. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about pricing, payment, and scholarships.
CAN YOU DESCRIBE WHAT THE COURSES ARE LIKE?
A typical course will run anywhere between 180 and 400 hours. We design our courses with the student in mind. We provide flexible hours for review, labwork, and project work. We also include a Human Resources element that provides mentorship, support, and guidance.
WHAT IF I HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME IN COURSES, IS THERE ANY REMEDIAL OR EXTRA ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE?
We are not just another “training facility.” Our goal is to give our students the proper skillset and translate that into a job; therefore, we invest our time and efforts into achieve this goal. In all of our classes, we have a student services component that allows students to get weekly review sessions or one-on-one time with our instructor or his/her assistant. In addition, we work in groups (in-class and online) to help each other learn the material and problem-solve.
LET’S SAY I DECIDE TO TAKE ONE COURSE, AM I GUARANTEED A JOB?
We have seen many students start their career after successfully completing one course; however, students who wish to pursue the job market after only one course are expected to invest a lot of time by practicing labs, reading, etc. Since the IT field is constantly growing, it is highly recommended that students take at least two courses before sending out resumes (although one need not take two courses to do this; one can apply for jobs after the first certification). While students are working at their new IT jobs, they should continue to take additional courses – parallel with their work – to enhance their skills. Although we cannot guarantee all students jobs, we work with companies, third party groups. and different governmental bodies to find students jobs.
IS ADALEG-IT DIFFERENT THAN OTHER PROGRAMS OUT THERE?
Most training institutions are profit-driven and their goal is to attract as many students as possible. Moreover, unlike Adaleg-IT, most of them are not involved in giving their students resume writing skills, interview skills, mentoring, or job placement opportunities. In contrast to them, Adaleg IT is looking to help the community by giving students with little knowledge of IT the knowledge, know-how, and mentoring to get into the IT workforce.
We are committed to minimizing the cost of the courses while at the same time making scholarships available for those in financial need. The focus of the curriculum is vocationally driven and is not solely – as it is in many institutions – theory driven. We provide an all-encompassing service and do our best to empower students with usable skills.
Adaleg-IT does the following:
- Trains students by providing them with a proven curriculum
- Focuses on hands-on, practical experience
- Helps students maintain their IT skill-set
- Helps students with drafting professional resumes
- Provides students with interview skills
- Provides weekly student services.
- Mentors students
WHO’S BEHIND THIS INITIATIVE?
The founders of Adaleg IT work in the fields of IT and higher education. They realized that many friends and Jewish community members are challenged and need a more advanced skill-set. In a world that is becoming more and more influenced by IT (Information Technology), this is necessary. Ron Shuster came up with the idea to start this initiative and brought on Dr. Menachem Feuer to ensure its academic excellence and smooth operation. Adaleg IT is a socially-responsible organization. We give back to our communities.
I LIKE THIS IDEA, HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Check the website for classes in your area – whether it is in New York, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Toronto, etc – and the times they are given. Take note that online classes are always running and – regardless of where you are – are delivered in “real time.” This means people living in different time-zones will have to adjust their schedules. Since we want to make sure that students signed up for an on-site course can be there for the hours we set up – either four, six, or eight hours a day depending on the schedule we set up for each city – we need to hear back from you as to your availability. Please send us an email at email@example.com to discuss these details. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to email us and set up a time to discuss our programs over the phone. From here we can guide you to the next steps such as registration, payment, and course schedule.
WHAT IS THE COURSE DURATION?
Since most of our courses at Adaleg IT vary from between 180 to 400 hours in length, we need to find the right balance between two things: 1) the daily length of each class; and 2) the overall length of the courses. Adaleg IT is willing to accommodate the class times relative to the needs of the student body. For example, if the majority of students signed up for a course can only take the class at night, we would suggest a course in which students would be in class for nine hours a week. This time structure would cause the course to be stretched out over a three to four-month period. If, according to another case scenario, the majority of students were able to immerse themselves in the class on a daily basis, they would be in the classroom for eight hours a day (from Monday to Thursday – 10am-6pm) and for eight hours on Sunday. That would be equivalent to 40 hours a week. This course – to complete the 160-180 hours – would stretch out over a one month period. The same formula can be applied to classes in which students could only sit in class for three hours a day or, alternatively, six hours a day. These hours will be decided on before the course begins and will vary from group to group – depending on their availability.