The LAN Network is pleased to partner with educational organizations in order to engage, hire and develop the next generation of IT and CyberSecurity professional in our organization.

Through a strategic partnership with Hope Training Academy, TLN continues to develop aspiring IT professionals through our APPRENTICESHIP program with Hope Training Academy. The LAN Network recognizes the US Department of Labor CyberSecurity Apprenticeship program held by Hope Training Academy and relies on the qualified and trained students that enter our apprentice program to gain the valuable on-the-job training in the field of IT and corporate CyberSecurity.

About Hope Training Academy
Hope Training Academy (HTA) is an education training provider, owned and operated by Video Game Palooza (VGP). VGP is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping end the cycle of poverty and financial insecurity for individuals by leveraging scholastic Esports and high demand IT credentials leading to career attainment in STEM-related fields in a fun and relevant way. The HTA vision aims to uniquely engage non-traditional learners, prepare low income individuals, and first generation post-secondary students for high demand IT careers that launches them into successful adulthood. The Academy, as its name implies, was established to bring “Hope through education”. Education and training programs offered by HTA are designed to promote equitable economic opportunity for low income youth, young adults, and more mature adults, while minimizing student debt, and providing on-the-job training.

Through its robust and targeted education delivery system, HTA is dedicated to reversing the cycle of poverty and expanding access to high-quality IT credentials and on-the-job training by meeting the students where they are. In expanding programming, HTA was intentional about locating its training center sites on a bus route. This is how Hope Training Academy came to be at Layfette Square Mall and Shepherd Community Center. HTA intentionally located in targeted areas where people are underrepresented in technology fields.

To make this vision a reality, HTA has strategically partnered with corporations, community organizations and post-secondary education institutions to provide equitable access to high demand IT credentials offered in multiple low-income neighborhoods in the Indianapolis area.

HTA motivates interest in high demand technology occupations through its IT credential training, STEM education, scholastic Esports, and apprenticeships, while supporting greater gender, racial, and socioeconomic diversity in technology fields. By offering English-language courses for Spanish speakers, job readiness training for adults, prior learning assessments, and technology camps for youth, HTA offers youth and young adults the opportunity to gain valuable skills with which they can build meaningful, well-paying careers.

Hope Training Academy offers certifications in CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+. CompTIA A+ is a highly desirable certification. Students take courses online and, in a classroom, setting to learn about how to work on devices and operating systems. Students learn to configure, install, troubleshoot, and conduct maintenance, among other related skills. Prior to taking the courses, students should have some computing knowledge and skills. At the end of the courses, students will be prepared for the CompTIA A+ Core 220-1001 Certification Exam or CompTIA A+ Core 2 220-1002 Certification Exam, which a passing exam will result in CompTIA A+ Certification. The CompTIA A+ Certification can direct students to jobs such as IT Support Specialist, Help Desk Tier 2 Support, and Desktop Support Analyst. Students will walk away with important troubleshooting skills, experience on operating and networking systems, and security device maintenance.