Microsoft Datacenter Academy

Microsoft Datacenter Academy

The Microsoft Datacenter Academy is a workforce development program in which Glendale Community College and Estrella Mountain Community College are collaborating with Microsoft to provide students with cutting-edge, hands-on IT training and experience in high-tech classrooms, along with a Datacenter Academy lab that contains rack cabinets that have a mix of servers, storage devices, and networking equipment.

In the Microsoft Datacenter Academy program, students have the opportunity to meet with and/or be mentored by Microsoft employees. Students also have the opportunity to apply for internships with Microsoft.

The IT training is designed to prepare students for national industry certifications and to be highly skilled for employment in the growing cloud computing and IT sectors. This partnership with Microsoft fills a void in the IT job market and provides students with streamlined pathways to high-paying IT jobs.

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Scholarships are available

Microsoft has a scholarship fund to help underrepresented diverse students to build digital skills and succeed in career pathways in the growing information technology sector. The scholarship will cover tuition, books, registration fees, and testing vouchers. 

Scholarship Criteria: Preference will be given to female or minority students in one of the following GCC IT programs.

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