NexGenT Donates $5 Million in IT Course Scholarships During COVID-19

** You must be a US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Have a Valid US Work VISA to be eligible.

This week, over 10 million people filed jobless claims- a number that will likely skyrocket each week as many industries continue to be impacted by the pandemic. Millions of Americans are being told to work from home, but with a grim outlook of their future. While many people around the globe are losing their jobs, tech workers throughout the IT industry, have seen growth in hiring demand. Now more than ever, it’s the responsibility of EdTech leaders like NexGenT to lead the charge in upskilling and retraining people everywhere into IT jobs.

NexGenT is proud to have served thousands of students over the course of the last few years from every conceivable background- guiding people through their first uncertain steps in IT all the way into engineering roles and beyond. Those people have gone from living paycheck to paycheck to earning six-figure incomes in as little as 3 years. Using this history to guide us, it has never been more important than during the current crisis to fill the void. That is why NexGenT is offering scholarships for people to be able to acquire the essential skills to launch IT careers in the fastest way possible.


What we’re doing to help

NexGenT is offering $5 million in IT scholarships to the CompTia Network+ training course- specifically for current IT students not able to attend school and workers in Covid-19 affected industries. Our goal is to aid as many people affected by COVID-19 in the coming months as possible. What this means is that NexGenT is offering 5,000 people FULL scholarships to our CompTIA Network+ training program valued at $997 which includes weekly LIVE coaching and mentorship (Exam fees not included). These students will have access to the same full set videos, tutorials, labs, and exam preparation that our full Network+ online course offers. Obtaining an industry certification like the CompTIA Network+ is crucial in successfully landing your first IT job.


The IT Job market is growing, even in the midst of the pandemic. Roughly 918,000 tech jobs remain unfilled RIGHT NOW.

“The CompTIA Network+ certification is the only job role based IT certification exam that verifies you have the essential knowledge and skills in networking to develop a career in IT infrastructure.” 

CompTIA’s Website

 Network engineering is a foundation for most of the unfilled IT jobs, whether you want to be a cloud architect or a cyber security specialist. Starting your IT career begins with a solid foundation in networking.

CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates for the following job roles:

How Much Can I Make with CompTIA Network+ Certification?

Here are a few CompTIA Network+ jobs and their average salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Network administrator – $86,340
  • Network support specialist – $67,510
  • Network system analyst – $92,740

The benefits of a CompTIA Network+ 

  • Vendor neutral and internationally recognized certification
  • Validates technical knowledge and skills in networking
  • Prerequisite for anyone looking to break into IT 
  • Zero experience needed

If you’ve been impacted by the Covid-19 layoffs or school shutdowns, take this opportunity to apply for this scholarship to our Network+ training program. Our admissions team will review your application and determine whether you are eligible right away.

(2-minute application)

Who is this for?
NexGenT is looking to help people who are going to be affected or are currently affected by COVID-19. Those who have lost their jobs, on the verge of losing their jobs, or are unable to continue schooling in the traditional way. Note ** You must be a US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Have a Valid US Work VISA to be eligible.

How many seats are available? 

5,000 seats are available for our CompTIA Network+ training program which includes live weekly coaching and flexible training hours.

How long is the scholarship available?

These are being distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis for applicants who are able to show they have been impacted by the Coronavirus layoffs and shutdowns.

How long will I have access to the material

You’ll have access to all training and learning material (notes, videos, labs, and exam prep) for 12 months. The 12-month period starts at the time you’re granted the CompTIA Network+ course scholarship and given access to the course on our NexGenT learning platform.

“ I do have my Network + now and I passed that with flying colors because of the NGT training”

-Makeia Jackson, NexGenT Graduate

18 Comments

  1. Mark Stamps

    You guys rock Jacob! I and a lot of other will appreciate how gracious you guys are being during this time. Again, this is amazingly generous!

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    • Troy Mason

      This is absolutely amazing! I am so very emotionally moved by this incredibly generous deed being offered to do many potential students who are or have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. I am forwarding this to so many individuals I know who have been victims of this disease. Thank you, Jacob and everyone else at NexGenT. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.
      Sincerely,
      Troy Mason

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  2. Troy Mason

    This is absolutely amazing! I am so very emotionally moved by this incredibly generous deed being offered to do many potential students who are or have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. I am forwarding this to so many individuals I know who have been victims of this disease. Thank you, Jacob and everyone else at NexGenT. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.
    Sincerely,
    Troy Mason

    Reply
  3. Firuza

    Hi, I am interested in online training. How can I enroll? Thank you

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    • Mckenna Lee

      Hi, you can click the “Apply for scholarship” button in yellow in the middle or bottom of the article.

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  4. Osley

    Hi, I just needed to know when will be the courses start regarding COVID-19 network plus certification as I also get affected by this pandemic.

    I am very curious to start the course.

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    • Mckenna Lee

      Hi, the course is self-paced and coaching calls occur weekly. Apply to the course and once you are approved, you can begin learning!

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  5. Patrick

    Totally unsurprising! I’ve been in many discussions with them about attending their cybersecurity program. I feel they are the most on-top of their game so this gesture is totally in-line with every interaction I have had with them.

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    • Mckenna Lee

      We appreciate that. Thank you for reading!

      Reply
  6. Jonathan

    I live in spain where Covid19 is really causing problems can i apply?

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  7. Joseph Ronald Esporlas

    Hi Jacob, my name is Joseph.

    I do understand that the scholarship offer is for Americans affected by COVID19. But, would there be any chance for a person residing in a different country specifically in Manila , Philippines to avail of this program?

    I am very interested to learn networking but due to financial constraints, I tried to study the principles of networking through YouTube including your channel. I actually learned significant knowledge and also learn basic device configuration skills using a free legally downloaded Packet Tracer.
    I would highly appreciate if I would be considered to join so I could acquire a skill and eventually land a job in IT field.

    Thank you

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    • Mckenna Lee

      Hi Joseph,
      Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, this scholarship is only valid in the US. But we do encourage you to continue your online studies or seek out another online training for CompTIA Net+ and continue to work hard on leveling up your skills. You can do it!

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  8. Michael

    Hey I applied and am a Lyft Driver. Rides are severely affected at the moment and the future is risky. do you think they’ll consider the application?

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    • Mckenna Lee

      Hi Michael, yes we have had several other drivers apply as well. This shouldn’t present as an issue.

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  9. Giovanni Messiah Clay

    How much will the exams fee & how many exams will be taken throughout the course?

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  10. Angela

    Hello! I wish you’d had a place to write a little about our life in the scholarship section. I am a solo mother, aged 43. I’ve done liberal arts my whole life (trained as an educator) but now to make a better life for my daughter and myself – since we have no other help – I would LOVE to make a new career where I can succeed. Please consider me, thank you!

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    • Mckenna Lee

      Hi Angela,

      This is definitely a lucrative career to get involved in. Be sure to complete the application if you are interested in the opportunity of getting started with studying for CompTIA Net+

      Reply

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