With more than 5000 well-paying IT jobs posted annually, Birmingham’s tech industry is experiencing the second fastest growth rate in the country.

Free training and scholarships are available now to qualified applicants.

IT Specialist Bootcamp

A fast-track training program for IT. Students will receive a CompTIA A+ certification upon completion. Classes are held at Innovation Depot.

  • 12-week program
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon-Fri
  • Deadline to apply: August 3

Coding Bootcamp

Short-term, fast-track, intensive training for Full Stack Web Development. Classes are held at Innovation Depot.

  • 14-week program
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri
  • Deadline to apply: August 3


Up to $2000 per year to study in a tech-related field. Students must be enrolled full-time at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Jefferson State Community College, or Lawson State Community College and participate in qualified programs.


Why You Should Apply


Learn IT skills through hands-on education with real equipment


Earn industry-standard certifications and qualifications


Build your career confidence and communication skills


Gain experience and opportunities with guaranteed job interviews


Develop your professional network through our employer sponsors and partners


Receive insider tips on job applications and interviews from our employer sponsors


Meet the Students

Innovate Birmingham students have gone on to rewarding careers in thriving industries. Meet some of our recent and working graduates.


Martin Townsend photo

This program has made me feel like I can bounce back from anything and have the entire support of a team of passionate professionals. It's been an unbelievable opportunity. People need to understand that this type of support and this type of program is in place. It has brought me peace and I feel like I have real hope for my future.

Martin Townsend
Generation IT Student
Offer from Blue Cross

BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama

BlueCross and BlueShield of Alabama is a proponent of training people living in our community to fill vacant technology jobs. The Innovate Birmingham workforce development initiative is a unique way of accelerating closure of the tech talent gap that currently exists in our region of the state.

Scott McGlaun
Chief Information Officer at BlueCross
and BlueShield of Alabama