A partnership of BAC and Codecraft Works.
LaunchIT helps people with unique abilities earn the skills and confidence to pursue a career in Information Technology (IT).

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LaunchIT educates, inspires, and empowers.

A partnership between BAC and Codecraft Works, LaunchIT combines Codecraft Work’s STEM-based, blended learning approach with BAC’s wrap-around services and experience in serving people with unique abilities to provide solutions to two workplace challenges: filling entry-level Information Technology (IT) positions and increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. By completing this comprehensive, six-month virtual program, people of varying abilities from all over the nation earn internationally recognized certifications with the guidance of specialized mentors. Learning to be experts in their field, LaunchIT graduates enter the workplace with independence and confidence.

Launch IT training will be conducted via virtual platforms that are accessible to those with unique abilities, including those with visual impairments or who are deaf or hard of hearing.

This six-month program is designed for veterans or adults with unique abilities over age 18 who have an interest in a career in the IT industry. 

The program offers two technical certification tracks led by the Codecraft Works team. Participants of both tracks will receive BAC’s intensive, wrap-around support services designed to build the soft skills needed for workforce readiness. When combined, these services will provide participants with the key tools and industry knowledge they need for successful employment.

Two Technical Certification Tracks:

Accessibility & UX Design Professional Track 
Google UX Design Professional Certification
Codecraft Works Accessible Web Design and Development
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trusted Tester Certification or
IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)

Possible Careers:
Web Developer
User Experience Designer
Accessibility Professional
Compliance Team Member

IT Support Professional Track
Google IT Support Professional Training
CompTIA Security+ Certification
CompTIA A+ Certification

Possible Careers:
IT Support Technician
Help Desk Specialist
IT Assistant

Workplace Soft Skills & Business Training – All participants
Google Applied Digital Skills Certificates
Avoid Online Scams
Communicate Effectively at Work
Connect and Collaborate from Anywhere with Digital Tools
Create and Safeguard Passwords
Edit Your Resume
Explore a Topic: Equal Access to Technology
Explore a Topic: Technology at Work
Explore a Topic: Technology, Ethics, and Security
Give and Receive Feedback
Google Workspace: Docs – Part 1 & Part 2
Google Workspace: Drive
Google Workspace: Gmail
Google Workspace: Sheets – Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3
Google Workspace: Slides – Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3
How to Write a Cover Letter
Negotiate Your Salary
Research Career Paths
Send Professional Emails
Start a Resume
Use Digital Tools for Everyday Tasks
Use Google to Get a New Job
Write an If-Then Adventure Story

Additional Topics Covered:
Active Listening
Interview Skills
Job Search Strategies
Job Shadowing
Managing Workplace Stress
Team Building
Writing for Workplace Success

“The addition of BAC’s services to the Codecraft Works technical tracks will provide the added level of support, customized training and wrap-around services that will be the key difference for our participants with disabilities to thrive,” said BAC President & CEO, Amar Patel. “Our ultimate goal is to provide a pipeline of highly qualified entry-level employees who are ready and willing to fill IT support roles, with both the technical and soft skills employers tell us they are looking for in team members with or without disabilities.”

Potential candidates should have an interest in a career in the IT industry, basic computer experience, and the problem-solving capacity to develop skills, knowledge, and workplace readiness. Because the course work will be virtual, applications are open to individuals located outside of Brevard County as well. All candidates are expected to pass a competency assessment to determine their ability to work at the required levels of proficiency in math, communication, and social skill to be successful within the context of the program.

Florida Vocational Rehabilitation Participants welcome to apply! Discuss this training opportunity with your VR Counselor TODAY!

Program training fee assistance available for individuals with disabilities who have financial need and do not qualify for other Employment Support Services. Contact Sue Bassett at 321.632.8610 ext.265 or sbassett@bacemploy.com for further info.

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