Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. 

These occupations are projected to add about 667,600 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $91,250 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.

(Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/ooh/ 9/8/2021) 



If you don’t offer learning and growth opportunities, your employees will take their professional development into their own hands by seeking employers who do. 

Professional development is something you need to start taking seriously. According to our firm’s recent report, 78% of employers say they are providing training or development opportunities to help employees learn new skills, although the majority of professionals don’t agree. This points to a clear disconnect between employers and their staff.

All professionals can benefit from employee development, but many employers don’t realize how these programs can help them make a powerful investment in their company’s future success. 

(Forbes: Edward Fleischman

BLE Workforce Development training provides certified IT skills-based training and small business boot camps in-person or web-based for individuals. Our training programs also support local workforce boards and organizations, as well businesses looking to upskill their workers. 

Courses are designed to meet specific training requirements that put the learner on a path to enter the IT community or enter the world of entrepreneurship.

BLE Workforce Development provides training and development opportunities across a variety of specialized needs, ranging from small businesses looking for team training options to individuals interested in beginning a career in the IT field. 

We offer strategic community partnerships and world-class training that allow students to earn technical certificates.


The Information Technology Specialist program is a way for students to validate entry-level IT skills sought after by employers. 

 Students can certify their knowledge in a broad range of IT topics, including software development, database administration, networking and security, mobility and device management, and coding.


The IT Specialist program is aimed at candidates who are considering or just beginning a path to a career in information technology.

Students can certify their knowledge in a broad range of IT topics, including software development, database administration, networking and security, mobility and device management, and coding.

Help your students get on the pathway to a prosperous career by administering IT Specialist exams in your classroom.

Pathway to Success

Through Certiport’s full pathway solution you can prepare your students for the cloud computing workforce with tailored learning materials, practice tests, and certification exams. Adding these materials into your curriculum is easy and seamless.

IT Specialist Certification

LearnKey video courseware enhances the learning experience and increases certification exam success. It provides self-paced on-demand video learning material for Certiport’s IT Specialist program. These expert learning solutions are easy to use, interactive, and help prepare students for certification success.

  • Video-based e-learning courseware

  • Interactive labs

  • Prescriptive study guides

The LearnKey courses available for IT Specialist are: 





HTML5 Application Development

Software Development

Network Security



Device Configuration & Management




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