We are passionate advocates for people with disabilities dedicated to enriching lives by developing their full human potential.
Our goal is to bridge the great potential of our candidates to opportunities and a better life. We develop skills to secure in-demand Information Technology (IT) jobs and help amplify the Christian faith to enable a pathway to a better life.
It's what we are called to do. Only one in five people with disabilities have a job and most are part time. One in four live in poverty. Many abandon their Faith because of hopelessness. We seek to transform lives by developing the full potential of people with disabilities...in their career, in their life; to know, love and serve the Lord.
This program is the first ever in partnership with the US Catholic Church, but built on the successful model and best practices of secular "Bridge Academy" programs in the US and Europe..
For people with disabilities:
Meaningful Employment is a Significant Challenge
1 in 5 people are employed. Of those working 3/4 work part-time.
One in four live in poverty.
Many walk away from their Faith.
Often leading to pervasive hopelessness and lifelong unemployment.
Meanwile the IT Talent Gap is Increasing
Covid-19 is accelerating business digitization and the significant demand for Information Technology (IT) talent. The supply of capable talent is not keeping pace.
We develop people with disabilities for high paying in-demand IT jobs and prepare them for a lifetime of success.
Our Patron Saint
Was the first disciple of Jesus, and this is the first of its kind program.
He restored vision to the blind, healed the lame, and cured leapers.
St. Andrew is the patron saint of fisherman. We believe:
“give a man a fish, he will eat today, but teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime”
Built on a foundation of success:
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.For more information on the Bridge Academy program visit: www.bridgetoopportunity.org
St. Andrew Academy
Inclusive IT training and certification program and Faith Pathways Christian faith amplification program .
Developing entry level IT skills, and globally recognized IT certification.
4 month training program followed by 3 month+ internship or apprenticeship.
Classes starting June 2021.
Free to qualified candidates.
Help us help others
Donate to the St. Andrew Academy
We rely entirely on donors and grants to fund our program tuition free to our students. To help us help others donate at the link below.