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(K)atalyst Cohort is dedicated to transforming the aspiring career changer to begin their employment as coders, designers, computer technicians, project managers and product managers by teaching the candidate to use technology to solve problems. Our custom IT training program is developed and designed using the A.D.D.I.E Instructional Design Model and other industry known standards. (K)atalyst Cohort’s instructors are industry leading professionals with several years of combined career and training experience. The (K)atalyst Cohort provides students hands on field training coupled with expert industry certified curriculum.

  • Techpreneurship based training
  • Relevant Industry Certifications
  • Certified Trainers
  • CompTIA Academy
  • Cisco Networking Academy
  • Career focused training
  • Online Training Courses
  • Employer focused training
  • Strong Employer Partnerships
  • Training to Career in 3-6 months
  • Funding and Scholarships Available
  • Career Services Support


Katalyst Cohorts does not consider you as only a student, but rather a strategic partner in the struggle to bring change, diversity and inclusion to the greater Chicago land tech community.  We believe every one of our partners represents their own world and can be a (K)atalyst for changing that world.  We seek to bring these new worlds together and redevelop, retool and redifine our universe.

  • Diverse focus – our students come from across all demographic groups

  • Techpreneurship – our curriculum encourages entrepreneurship in the IT space

  • Partners not profits – we assist you in locating funding and scholarship support for your training

About Us

Our company is driven by our CORE principle; Treat partners the way we expect to be treated as consumers.

Teaching students technology skills which can move them quickly towards livable wage careers.

To give all students regardless of social status, income, or education level an opportunity to learn valuable life skills, work skills and meaningful experiences that can aid them in being a (K)atalyst for change in their life.

Our promise is that students that focus and invest the time and effort demanded by our programming will succeed.

  • Work Hard & Smart
  • Be Proactive NOT Reactive
  • Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
  • Integrity