Getting Started in IT

Learn How ACDS Can Help You Launch a Successful IT Career

Start a Career in a Flourishing Industry.

Finding the right career can be challenging. If you love technology and are interested in pursuing an impactful career that offers a blend of creativity, problem-solving, and cutting-edge innovation, then the field of Information Technology (IT) might be perfect for you.

Whether you’re interested in developing software applications, managing computer networks, or securing data, Information Technology can provide you with exciting and challenging opportunities that allow you to build a lucrative career that makes a difference.

Gain Valuable IT Skills & Knowledge With ACDS.

Our Talent Team helps career seekers grow from where they are to career ready. You’ll have access to the tools for success you’ll need to land your IT job in Arkansas. Get started today!

How to Get Started

View our job openings and apply for a position you’re interested in.

After you receive a link to our online assessment, complete it within 5 business days.

Assisting Your Preparation

Resume Assistance

Help in Discovering Your IT Career Path

Tech Training Resources

General Tips and Resources to Help Your Tech Job Search

Educational Webinars

Assisting Your Job Search

Based on the availability of employers hiring at that time, we send your resume to our company partners. We will reach out if an interview is requested. Our employer partners decide who to select for an interview.

If an interview is requested from an employer partner, you will go through their interview process as you would in any other position. A job offer must be extended in order to begin the apprenticeship.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Apprenticeship positions are available and start based on employer demand. For this reason, a schedule is not always available. However, apprenticeship applications are always accepted here.

No, but by applying with us, you give us permission to share your resume with our company partners. Think of us as a matchmaker, based on criteria you share (position of interest, pay, location etc) and what an employer is looking for. Keep in mind a company decides whom to interview and extend an offer to.

NO! An apprenticeship is a full-time employee status position.

The length of training (not to be confused with the length of employment) can vary depending on the employer, complexity of the occupation, industry, and the type of program. The employer is required to provide a minimum of 144 hours of training and designated mentor during your first year.

We work with start-ups to large corporations across all industries. The one common theme is they have IT positions to fill and the positions are based in Arkansas. Current and previous employer partners can be found here.

Once an application is received, it can take 3-4 weeks for an ACDS Recruiter to review the application and set up the initial phone interview. Timing varies due to the availability of employers hiring at that time.

It could take 1- 6 months! It all depends on company demand. Please know we are working our hardest to get you paired with the right company fit and will reach back out once a potential match is available.

The apprenticeship model for hiring IT positions is still a new concept in the state of Arkansas. We recognize IT is a competitive field, so we encourage you to still continue your job search as we work to match you with our company partners. Our hope is to add value and that our resume & interview tips help along the way.

Take the Next Step in Your IT Career.