Industry partnership program with CTIA and iFixOmaha offers community access to at-cost device repair at Fort Omaha Campus
Below is an excerpt from “MCC to Launch First Mobile Device Repair Certification Program in Postsecondary Education” article from PR Newswire. Read entire article here.
Metropolitan Community College, CTIA and iFixOmaha today announced the launch of the first ever postsecondary education mobile device repair certification program. The first MCC Mobile Device Repair Academy is scheduled to launch in the spring quarter at MCC Digital Express, the College’s state-of-the-art, digital library recently opened on the Fort Omaha Campus.
The academy is a credentialing program that includes a one-week Boot Camp and an eight-week internship. Participants may earn two Wireless Industry Service Excellence (WISE) certifications upon successful completion of the Boot Camp.
“There’s a significant market need for mobile device repair, and MCC is thrilled to partner with CTIA and iFixOmaha to be able to offer this first-of-its-kind program in education,” said Gary Girard, MCC Vice President for Community and Workforce Education. “The commitment of our partners makes it possible for our students to benefit from valuable training that can help them enter a technology career with exceptional growth potential and gives our community access to low-cost device repair.”
Reboot Central, the technology support service desk at Digital Express, will be staffed by MCC students who have completed the Boot Camp and earned WISE Level 1 and 2 certifications. During this internship, participants will receive hands-on training fixing broken devices and gaining customer service skills. Repairs will be supervised by WISE-authorized training administrators with iFixOmaha, an independent mobile device repair shop with three Omaha locations and regional expansion goals.
For more information on the MCC Mobile Device Repair Academy or to register, visit www.mccneb.edu/MobileRepair.