Launched by Capital IDEA and our partner, Austin Community College (ACC), Career Expressway is an innovative program that is committed to offering you pathways to reaching your academic goals and developing a successful career in tech.
Capital IDEA contributes financial support and extensive professional guidance, while ACC provides certified faculty and an academic foundation well known throughout the community.
What’s the catch? Why is this program free?
Capital IDEA offers financial assistance to qualified students
in the following ways:
ACC is paid directly to cover tuition.
Book vouchers are provided to cover the cost
Childcare assistance covers a substantial
portion of childcare costs.
As a leading industry, opportunities in tech have increased significantly across
the nation. We are dedicated to preparing our students for success and
advancement in this field.
Earning a degree in tech leads to careers with higher salaries and better benefits.
With steady growth projections and leading employers in Austin, the tech industry offers excellent job security.
The harder you work, the higher you go. Gaining skills and certifications keep you moving up and earning more.
Capital IDEA works closely with ACC and communityminded, local employers to secure internships for Career Expressway students. Three semester-long, paid internships give students valuable exposure to the tech industry and much needed financial support that can pay over $10,000.
Career Expressway degree programs are a step into the future where students claim a marketable skills award and industry-recognized certifications as they move along their path to an Associate Degree of Applied Science.
“ Thanks to Capital IDEA, we have two great full-time, regular employees, trained and ready to go. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. ”
“ ACC is committed to designing a program that moves students through a degree or certificate faster with opportunities to get real work experience before graduation. ”