What is the Interapt Skills program?
Interapt Skills, assesses, trains, apprentices, and employs/places individuals who pass each stage of the program and have the aptitude for high tech jobs. Interapt’s training programs vary from offering paid training, class credit, or industry certifications. Programs differ depending on location.
We believe in teaching 3 core skills:
Software and coding skills that are relevant and necessary for the technology economy
Skills critical for the contemporary worker, including teamwork, management, running a meeting, and showing up on time
Skills necessary for life outside of the workforce, including personal budgeting and planning
Interapt offers three programs specifically for high school students: an intensive off site 4-hour per day program, a Summer Academy, and we created the curriculum for the last class in KDE's TRACK program. Learn More
Interapt Skills is a registered apprenticeship program in the State of Kentucky. Adults who go through our intensive one-year program receive a financial stipend to help them focus on learning new and life-changing skills. Learn more
Why are coding skills needed?
The skills gap leaves highly-paid positions unfilled
How does this affect Kentucky?
There’s a growing talent gap in Kentucky, and it will continue to increase over time
Interapt Skills has helped people get out of poverty
First cohort highlights
of incoming students were unemployed or under-employed
of our incoming students received tech job offers they couldn't have earned without Interapt Skills
of students who made it through Phase 1 received tech job offers
Of those employed, incoming salaries were well below $25,000 per year; average salaries for graduates were $41,000 per year
“I’d been working as a summer maintenance guy at our local pool. Interapt Skills has been a complete blessing. Never did I think I could be developing programs and software for a company that makes apps for people all around the world.”
“Before the program I was unemployed. My husband had lost his job and we had to sell our home and move to Pikeville to live with his family. We were really concerned that we weren’t going to be able to get back on our feet. My husband wasn’t able to find a job and I wasn’t able to find anything up until the program. Now, I make enough money where we just signed a lease on an apartment. We are getting out of our in-laws home. And, we are able to get back on our feet and give our kids what they need and they deserve, and try to make things a little better.”
“The Interapt Skills program has been a great opportunity to learn something I never thought I would have the ability to learn–not because of lack of ability or anything like that, because we are all smart here, but lack of opportunity. We live in Eastern Kentucky. McLaughlin County is where I’m from, which has the highest unemployment rate in the state at 17%. So, you never expect that kind of thing to come here.”
“The Interapt Skills program gave me the tools I needed to work in the tech field in Eastern Kentucky that I didn’t have before. Without this program I wouldn’t have been able to get this type of position that I have in this type of environment that we live in.”
Quality Assurance Engineer
$17,000 - $21,000
PRE program salary range
$36,000 - $60,000
POST program salary range
Jacob Williams, Interapt Skills Graduate