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Who Should Apply for the Drupal Career Starter Program?

Considerations

If you are considering a career in Drupal, you should:

  1. Seek a career that provides less traditional work environments
  2. Want a career built on self-motivated learning and career development
  3. Wish to create modern web sites using an open-source content management system
  4. Be willing to immerse yourself in training and learning
  5. Look forward to truly participating in an open-source community
  6. Have the desire to become an independent software consultant or contractor
  7. Exhibit strong communication skills (email, chat, video conferences, etc..)

Workforce Assistance/Eligibility

All information and determination of eligibiity for workforce funding/programs in the state of Florida is managed through your local workforce board. In order to be considered for any workforce programs, you must have a complete registration on file wtih Employ Florida.  All state assistance eligibility will be determined by local workforce board staff.

Technology Requirements

All participants must have access to a suitably configured WiFi-enabled laptop for every class session.  The laptop can be any one of the following:

  • A laptop with a modern Microsoft-based OS (VISTA or 7), 512 MB RAM, 1GB free hard drive space.
  • A laptop with Apple OS X (10.4 or higher), 512MB RAM, 1GB free hard drive space.
  • A laptop with a modern Linux-based OS, 512MB RAM, 1GB free hard drive space.

Skill Requirements

Although formal IT training in programming is not a pre-requisite for the Drupal Career Starter Program, applicants should have, or be familiar with:

  • Web development in one or more of the following:
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
    • PHP
    • Any modern content management system

OR

  • Programming experience with one or more of the following:
    • PHP
    • JavaScript
    • Microsoft ASP or ASP.NET
    • Python
    • Java
    • virtually any other language commonly used in the creation of web sites

OR

  • Sysadmin experience with one or more of the following:
    • *nix
    • MySql
    • Apache

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