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Need a $100,000 Job? Attend Automation Workz Cybersecurity Training, A Leading Black Owned STEM Company


Many tech jobs do not require a Bachelor’s degree, but rather a certification. Automation Workz provides Cisco certification for network engineer, cybersecurity and programming careers. Our most recent graduates received job offers at $105,000 and $117,000.

“I built our school to serve the Black tech geniuses, ages 25-40, with Zoom discussions, video games, digital simulations, Black instructors and job search assistance.”

“While the rest of the world believes Black people are not smart enough for tech jobs, Automation Workz is betting $10 Million in growth funding, that black people can fill the plethora of jobs,” states Ida Byrd-Hill, CEO. 

“This new funding partnership with Blair is game-changing on so many levels,” said Automation Workz CEO and Founder Ida Byrd-Hill.

“Lack of money should not be a barrier to move into the plethora of high-paying tech jobs that, for too long, have been a barrier to people of color. For years, I’ve advocated the best social justice program is a job, especially a high-paying high-demand tech job. I’m so thankful to Blair for believing in Automation Workz which I built to discover the tech genius that is often overlooked within inner cities.”

As an immediate benefit, the new funding will increase people of color access to Automation Workz’s program using Income Share Agreements whereby students sign an enrollment agreement. Upon graduation or receipt of a higher-paying job, whichever happens first, they will share income to repay tuition over four years.

If you want a $100,000 job to pay for your luxury lifestyle, but hate traditional school and lectures, APPLY for admissions at Automation Workz  at www.autoworkz.org/ad


Automation Workz Institute began as a Cisco Networking Academy 12/27/2017 as Automation Workz 4 U set out to determine if native Detroit residents were interested in learning high tech career training in the Internet of Things, Network Engineering and Cybersecurity.

As Cisco Networking Academy, we registered 757 students for our FREE classes held at 4 Detroit Public Library branches.

March 2019, we changed our name to Automation Workz Institute. On May 18, 2019 we celebrated our first graduating cohort. Four brave souls – Tasha Gardner, Seath Johnson, Dara Price-Vance and Tracey Woodard completed the course work to sit for the CCENT exam.

On May 28, 2019, Automation Workz Institute received it Michigan State License as a stand alone post-secondary vocational school and then Workforce Development approval.

On January 11, 2020, Automation Workz Institute begins its first tuition funded cohort.


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