Miami Dade College’s New Kick-Start Your Career Program to Assist Individuals Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Miami, May 19, 2020 – Get ready to re-enter the job market with a new set of skills to earn a competitive, sustainable wage. Miami Dade College (MDC) has launched the Kick-Start Your Career program to aid those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic start a new career. Designed for new students not currently enrolled at MDC, the program will provide a stipend and scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis to cover tuition, materials, and fees.

With a proven track record in providing groundbreaking, career-focused programs, MDC’s Kick-Start program offers College Credit Certificates in Graphic Design Support, Help Desk Support Technician, Business Intelligence Professional, Network Security, Homeland Security, Emergency Medical Technician, Digital Marketing, Accounting Clerk, Start-Up Venture, Human Resources, Audio Technology, Enterprise Cloud Computing, and Pre-School Studies.

The selected certificate programs will be offered online during the 2020 summer and fall terms. Each course will have a maximum enrollment capacity of 25. Students will receive an institutional certificate upon completion, which is added to their transcripts and credits earned can be applied towards related Associate in Science degrees.

Those who enroll in Kick-Start programs will also have access to MDC WORKS, the college’s groundbreaking career studio, including coaches, mentors, and access to 2,000 jobs and internships.

The Kick-Start program is a component of MDC Cares, a comprehensive program with various opportunities to help students and the community affected by the pandemic reach their academic and career goals.

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