Frequently Asked Questions

Students

General

Q: Free computer classes for adults in Denver? It seems to good to be true. Are there hidden fees?

A: No, there are no hidden costs. Our training and services are paid for by donations and fees from foundations, corporations, government entities, and generous individuals. The program does not cover transportation or childcare costs.

Q: What courses do you offer?

A: Our plan is to cover a wide range of IT skills with a continually expanding course list. Visit our Courses page frequently to see what’s available.

Q: I meet other requirements, but I am not a U.S. citizen and haven’t received my work authorization yet. Can I still apply?

A: Unfortunately, we can’t process your application until you’ve received clearance to work in the U.S.

Q: Why is it a requirement that participants be under- or unemployed?

A: We believe that many people who find themselves in that situation have the potential for rewarding careers in IT if they are just given the training and coaching they need.

Q: Is ActivateIT in cities besides Denver?

A: Activate is partnering with Per Scholas to bring this program to Denver. Today Per Scholas provides courses in twelve cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Greater Boston, MA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; the National Capital Region; Newark, NJ, New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA. Learn more about Per Scholas’ work outside of Denver.

Q: Do you have results you can share on the success of your program?

A: Our program follows the model developed by an organization called Per Scholas, which has been training students and helping them launch careers in IT for decades. As our program begins to produce similar results, we will post them on our website. Read more about Per Scholas' results and impacts

Q: I have a disability. Can you accommodate me?

A: We comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other relevant laws and regulations. Please contact us at [email protected] or 303-861-0255 to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Q: I receive unemployment insurance benefits and other benefits that require me to spend time working or looking for work. Can I still enroll?

A: Yes. ActivateIT courses are approved for people receiving unemployment insurance, as well as other benefits that would ordinarily require them to spend time working or looking for work. Your benefits should not be affected. If you have questions or concerns about your situation, please contact us.

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