Capital IDEA CareerUps

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Could you make good use of a FREE education and a new career? Sign up below for a CareerUp info session. We’ll introduce you to our Career Expressway program. As a Career Expressway student, Capital IDEA not only pays for your college tuition, textbooks, and childcare, we also help you find your first job in your new career. We have employer partners all across Central Texas ready to hire you as soon as you graduate. We’ve guided thousands of our neighbors with little to no college experience through a degree program and into a new career, and we can do the same for you. We’re with you from start to — HIRED! Sign up now.

Expanded Career List Hays and Bastrop County residents can now pick from any career on our list. Your options have more than doubled!

Expanded Income Eligibility Travis County residents have until September 2022 to qualify under NEW income guidelines. Apply now, and you’ll keep your eligibility through graduation!

FAQ: Why is this program FREE?
We're a nonprofit with a mission to get our Central Texas neighbors into great careers. Each year, Capital IDEA raises enough money to pay for tuition and textbooks for over 800 adults, like you! If you’re eligible for our program, your tuition and textbooks are already paid for by the generous support of our funders, including the City of Austin, Travis County, and St. David’s Foundation. Get started with your FREE education — sign up now!


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