St. Andrew Academy

Developing Potential, Strengthening Spirits, Enriching Lives

We are passionate advocates for people with disabilities committed to enriching lives. We are launching the first of it's kind St. Andrew Academy in the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2021. Our goal is to enable meaningful employment of people with disabilities and enrich their Faith lives. 

The St. Andrew Academy is for young adults with special needs. Our mission is to build our candidates in Faith and train them for Information Technology (IT) jobs. We aspire for all our students to secure meaningful in-demand IT jobs in less than a year, and enable a lifetime of riches from their Faith.

Our plans are to offer this program online and in-person from our classrooms in Livonia and Troy in June 2021. The program will be tuition free to qualified students through the generous support of our donors and sponsors.  The technical training and certification program builds on the successful "Bridge Academy" programs in the US and Europe. The Faith enrichment program, "Faith Pathways", is being developed in partnership with the National Catholic Church, the Archdiocese of Detroit and area Parishes.

Join us as a sponsor, student, employer, or supporter and help us enrich lives (see links below).

The Problem we are Addressing:

Lost Human Potential and Chronic Unemployment

The IT Talent Gap is Increasing

Digital Transformation

Solving the Skills Gap and Enabling Full Human Potential

The St. Andrew Academy is an accessible IT skills and spiritual enrichment program designed and adapted for persons with disabilities enabling globally portable industry certification and meaningful employment in less than a year. We help our candidates realize their full human and spiritual potential.

Our Patron Saint

St. Andrew

Built on the Foundation of Other Successful Programs

We are building the St. Andrew Academy on the model and best practices from other successful "Bridge Academy" programs in the U.S. and Europe. To date over 90% of our 160 students have graduated, been certified and secured employment. There are

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Student Candidates:

Bridge to a Better Life:
We are seeking aspiring, capable, and motivated students for our cohort to begin in January 2021. 

Our program does not require previous IT training or experience.  We seek talented  candidates with 10th grade reading capability, 10th grade math equivalency,  interest in information technology, and aspiration for a better life.

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Help us Enrich Lives:
We unleash the full potential of people with disabilities through employment and spiritual growth. Join us in our mission to enrich and transform lives. 

We seek organizations, influencers, and change-makers to join us.  We aspire  to deliver this program tuition-free through the generous support of our partners.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Employers:

Build your Brand and Transform Lives: 
People with disabilities represent a talented and untapped labor pool.  Our program builds certified skills for entry level Information Technology roles.

Our candidates enhance your workforce, improve your productivity, enrich your culture, and expand your brand.  

If you seek talented information technology professionals or are interested in being involved or sponsoring our program  please click below.

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The St. Andrew Academy has applied for non-profit status as a 501C3 non-profit charity. We rely entirely on donors and grants to fund our program. To help us help others donate at the link below.

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