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Build your career through merit

Merit America is proud to partner with California Forever to help you learn the skills you need to land a tech job in as little as 14 weeks.

California Forever and Merit America

Merit America provides a scalable pathway for workers to ascend to the middle class through merit, not money. We offer you the opportunity to earn an industry-recognized credential from our partner, Google, in as little as 14 weeks—all without leaving your current job and with no upfront costs.

With the generous support of the California Forever grant, Merit America will recruit and train Solano County residents for careers in IT Support and Data Analytics. Thanks to this grant, the majority of the program costs will be covered, meaning Solano residents will only need to pay $2,000—which can be covered with no upfront cost. More information about the Zero Percent Loan can be found here.

Our fast, flexible programs are designed specifically for working adults. We begin by analyzing millions of job postings to identify high-demand, high-paying tech careers. Then, we provide part-time training for these roles. Our programs combine flexible online learning with best-in-class coaching.

Additionally, we collaborate with a wide range of local and national employers, such as JPMorgan Chase and Infosys, to help our learners secure higher-earning, sustainable careers. Our alumni experience a national average wage increase of $24,000 three or more months after completing the program.

Claim Your Spot in Our Upcoming Cohort!

Secure your spot in our July 2024 IT Support and Data Analytics cohort before it’s too late. This is your chance to ignite a career transformation. Don’t hesitate—apply today!

Our alums work for the world’s top tech companies

Upcoming Programs

In-demand tech careers without quitting your day job

Our programs are fast, flexible, and focused on what employers need most. You’ll also earn industry-recognized credentials from training providers like Google. Break into tech with a program that best fits your strengths and interests.

IT Support

  • 20 hours/week
  • 14 weeks

Monitor and manage hardware, software and networks within an organization.

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Data Analytics

  • 25 hours/week
  • 19 weeks

Analyze raw data for insights and apply those patterns towards decision making.

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Flexible & Online

Work Life Balance

Your third-party coursework and Merit America career coaching services are online. Live meetings are only 3-5 hours per week. You can complete the coursework in-between work shifts, on weekends – whatever works for your life.

My Calendar

Monday, January 10

Merit America Program

  • At Work  8am – 3pm
  • Online Coursework  3pm – 5pm
  • Daycare pick-up  5:15pm
  • Family Dinner  6pm
  • 1:1 Career Coaching  8pm
Meet With Your Team

Work with a team dedicated to your success

Meet regularly with a career coach and squad of your peers to keep you on track. After you finish, you’ll join a network of thousands of Merit America alumni.

Chat

  • Michael, Career Coach

    How’s your coursework going this week?

  • Cora

    I’m really struggling with my resume…

  • Michael, Career Coach

    You’ve got this! Let me connect you with our job success coach, Teresa.

    Also, something to look forward to: you’re only one week away from completing your Google Certificate!

Alumni Stories

Thousands of learners have changed their lives without a four year degree

I had no tangible qualifications to put on a resume and couldn’t afford training and exams. Merit provided everything I was looking for.

Yves | IT Helpdesk Technician

Programs like Merit America allow you to open a door that otherwise you would not be able to.

Sandra | Tech Consultant

Attending Merit, has not only equipped me with more tools in the tech field, but it has also brought me a network of support.

Michelle | Web Developer

I had difficulties translating my existing IT experience into new job offers. Merit America was the perfect extra support I needed to begin my career.

Alix | Tech Solutions Coordinator

Merit America is invested in helping people succeed not only in their work life, but in life in general.

Toya | Tech Consultant

I learned a lot of skills I was never taught. The coach meetings gave me the accountability I needed to succeed.

Willie | Tech Support Technician

Merit America has changed so much for me that I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve felt like I would never get out of the dead end that I was in.

Rey | Marketing Specialist

Merit America has greatly improved my coding abilities, and my job prospects. My professional skills are much better, including searching for jobs!

Bruce | Engineering Apprentice

Everything I learned in the Merit program, I do at my job.

Rhonda | Help Desk Specialist

Merit America gave me the tools and resources to further my learning in IT.

Akilah | T2 Flex Force

It’s a great program that pushes you to learn everyday. The program is set up to help you succeed.

Vi | Software Engineer

My new career in IT has provided me with opportunities for success that I didn’t have before, and I owe my move into this career to Merit America.

Joshua | IT Support Analyst

I’ve always wanted to learn Java and had looked at options available at community colleges. It was going to cost me more and take longer than Merit.

Elizabeth | Software Engineer

At Merit America, I knew I had people — the Merit team as well as my squad — in my corner pushing me and helping me, no matter how tough it got.

Ebauni | IT Support / Business Analyst

Programs like Merit America give people with great minds a chance to pursue their dreams. To any Merit learner, know that you’re in the right place.

Corey | Cloud Operations Support Associate

Through the program I learned how to effectively pitch myself to an employer, and was given great resources to rework both my resume and cover letter.

Shonneri | Operations & Support

I had no tangible qualifications to put on a resume and couldn’t afford training and exams. Merit provided everything I was looking for.

Yves | IT Helpdesk Technician

Programs like Merit America allow you to open a door that otherwise you would not be able to.

Sandra | Tech Consultant

Attending Merit, has not only equipped me with more tools in the tech field, but it has also brought me a network of support.

Michelle | Web Developer

I had difficulties translating my existing IT experience into new job offers. Merit America was the perfect extra support I needed to begin my career.

Alix | Tech Solutions Coordinator

Merit America is invested in helping people succeed not only in their work life, but in life in general.

Toya | Tech Consultant

I learned a lot of skills I was never taught. The coach meetings gave me the accountability I needed to succeed.

Willie | Tech Support Technician

Merit America has changed so much for me that I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve felt like I would never get out of the dead end that I was in.

Rey | Marketing Specialist

Merit America has greatly improved my coding abilities, and my job prospects. My professional skills are much better, including searching for jobs!

Bruce | Engineering Apprentice

Everything I learned in the Merit program, I do at my job.

Rhonda | Help Desk Specialist

Merit America gave me the tools and resources to further my learning in IT.

Akilah | T2 Flex Force

It’s a great program that pushes you to learn everyday. The program is set up to help you succeed.

Vi | Software Engineer

My new career in IT has provided me with opportunities for success that I didn’t have before, and I owe my move into this career to Merit America.

Joshua | IT Support Analyst

I’ve always wanted to learn Java and had looked at options available at community colleges. It was going to cost me more and take longer than Merit.

Elizabeth | Software Engineer

At Merit America, I knew I had people — the Merit team as well as my squad — in my corner pushing me and helping me, no matter how tough it got.

Ebauni | IT Support / Business Analyst

Programs like Merit America give people with great minds a chance to pursue their dreams. To any Merit learner, know that you’re in the right place.

Corey | Cloud Operations Support Associate

Through the program I learned how to effectively pitch myself to an employer, and was given great resources to rework both my resume and cover letter.

Shonneri | Operations & Support

I had no tangible qualifications to put on a resume and couldn’t afford training and exams. Merit provided everything I was looking for.

Yves | IT Helpdesk Technician

Programs like Merit America allow you to open a door that otherwise you would not be able to.

Sandra | Tech Consultant

Attending Merit, has not only equipped me with more tools in the tech field, but it has also brought me a network of support.

Michelle | Web Developer

I had difficulties translating my existing IT experience into new job offers. Merit America was the perfect extra support I needed to begin my career.

Alix | Tech Solutions Coordinator

Merit America is invested in helping people succeed not only in their work life, but in life in general.

Toya | Tech Consultant

I learned a lot of skills I was never taught. The coach meetings gave me the accountability I needed to succeed.

Willie | Tech Support Technician

Merit America has changed so much for me that I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve felt like I would never get out of the dead end that I was in.

Rey | Marketing Specialist

Merit America has greatly improved my coding abilities, and my job prospects. My professional skills are much better, including searching for jobs!

Bruce | Engineering Apprentice

Everything I learned in the Merit program, I do at my job.

Rhonda | Help Desk Specialist

Merit America gave me the tools and resources to further my learning in IT.

Akilah | T2 Flex Force

It’s a great program that pushes you to learn everyday. The program is set up to help you succeed.

Vi | Software Engineer

My new career in IT has provided me with opportunities for success that I didn’t have before, and I owe my move into this career to Merit America.

Joshua | IT Support Analyst

I’ve always wanted to learn Java and had looked at options available at community colleges. It was going to cost me more and take longer than Merit.

Elizabeth | Software Engineer

At Merit America, I knew I had people — the Merit team as well as my squad — in my corner pushing me and helping me, no matter how tough it got.

Ebauni | IT Support / Business Analyst

Programs like Merit America give people with great minds a chance to pursue their dreams. To any Merit learner, know that you’re in the right place.

Corey | Cloud Operations Support Associate

Through the program I learned how to effectively pitch myself to an employer, and was given great resources to rework both my resume and cover letter.

Shonneri | Operations & Support

I had no tangible qualifications to put on a resume and couldn’t afford training and exams. Merit provided everything I was looking for.

Yves | IT Helpdesk Technician

Programs like Merit America allow you to open a door that otherwise you would not be able to.

Sandra | Tech Consultant

Attending Merit, has not only equipped me with more tools in the tech field, but it has also brought me a network of support.

Michelle | Web Developer

I had difficulties translating my existing IT experience into new job offers. Merit America was the perfect extra support I needed to begin my career.

Alix | Tech Solutions Coordinator

Merit America is invested in helping people succeed not only in their work life, but in life in general.

Toya | Tech Consultant

I learned a lot of skills I was never taught. The coach meetings gave me the accountability I needed to succeed.

Willie | Tech Support Technician

Merit America has changed so much for me that I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve felt like I would never get out of the dead end that I was in.

Rey | Marketing Specialist

Merit America has greatly improved my coding abilities, and my job prospects. My professional skills are much better, including searching for jobs!

Bruce | Engineering Apprentice

Everything I learned in the Merit program, I do at my job.

Rhonda | Help Desk Specialist

Merit America gave me the tools and resources to further my learning in IT.

Akilah | T2 Flex Force

It’s a great program that pushes you to learn everyday. The program is set up to help you succeed.

Vi | Software Engineer

My new career in IT has provided me with opportunities for success that I didn’t have before, and I owe my move into this career to Merit America.

Joshua | IT Support Analyst

I’ve always wanted to learn Java and had looked at options available at community colleges. It was going to cost me more and take longer than Merit.

Elizabeth | Software Engineer

At Merit America, I knew I had people — the Merit team as well as my squad — in my corner pushing me and helping me, no matter how tough it got.

Ebauni | IT Support / Business Analyst

Programs like Merit America give people with great minds a chance to pursue their dreams. To any Merit learner, know that you’re in the right place.

Corey | Cloud Operations Support Associate

Through the program I learned how to effectively pitch myself to an employer, and was given great resources to rework both my resume and cover letter.

Shonneri | Operations & Support
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If the following FAQs don’t answer your questions, email learnmore@meritamerica.org.

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