FRANKFORT, Ky. — Interapt, a Louisville-based software and digital workforce development company, is bringing education and opportunity to Frankfort this summer by launching an apprenticeship program that will train future data analysts.
The new program was created in collaboration with the City of Frankfort and consulting firm Ernst and Young LLP (EY US), and will partner with workforce training firm General Assembly.
Those who successfully complete the program will be ready to begin careers as data analysts – helping provide large companies with insights into their financial and operational datasets to improve their financial and operational efficiency. At least 12 of the graduates will enter Interapt’s registered apprenticeship program with EY, solving real-world problems for one of the world’s largest professional services companies.
By working with employers like EY for each of its skills training programs, Interapt identifies needs and demands. Interapt then partners with workforce training firm General Assembly to design a curriculum that offers broad tech skills– such as programming languages like React, Java and Python – and training specialized for the specific employer and career path. In the case of this cohort, students will learn specialized applications like Power Bi and Tableau. This combination of training means graduates are prepared to start work immediately, while also gaining skills that will expand their opportunities for life.
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Interapt is accepting applications for 90 days (starting June 29). Applicants must be high school graduates to apply and must have a valid address in the City of Frankfort. Participants will earn a stipend during training, removing a barrier for trainees. Intellectually curious individuals ready to help build a thriving, inclusive technology ecosystem are encouraged to apply.
Interapt Chief Executive Officer Ankur Gopal, a native Kentuckian, EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award-winner and Endeavor Entrepreneur said: “My vision has always been to create 10,000 technology jobs in the commonwealth because I know people here have the aptitude to develop the skills that propel them into the future of work.”
The training will come at no cost to students, through the generous support of the Richard and Anna Marie Rosen Charitable Fund and the City of Frankfort.
For more information on the company’s partnership with the City of Frankfort and comments on the program launch from Frankfort Mayor Layne Wilkerson; Greg Pope, Louisville Office Managing Partner, EY; Lisa Lewin, chief executive officer of General Assembly; Dr. Christopher Brown, president of Kentucky State University; and Dr. Houston Barber, superintendent of Frankfort Independent Schools, see the company’s full release.
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