Information Technology Academy

Welcome to DoIT's IT Academy

In alignment with the UW-Madison’s 2014 Diversity Framework, the Information Technology Academy (ITA) is an innovative pre-college initiative for diverse students in the state of Wisconsin. With programs in Madison, Lac du Flambeau, and Oneida, WI, ITA’s goal is to increase the enrollment rates of diverse students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

ITA scholars build knowledge and skills through hands-on training, mentoring, leadership development, community service, and internship opportunities. At the same time, the students’ communities benefit from greater access to technology and from the skills and experience gained by these future leaders.

For the Madison program, ITA competitively recruits 30 students each year in their final semester of 8th grade. Selected students receive four years of intensive training for high-tech, IT-related careers and thorough preparation for competitive university admissions and study.

ITA’s Tribal Technology Institute (TTI) students in Lac du Flambeau and Oneida enjoy a 3-year experience that was developed based on the very successful Madison model. These students are recruited in 9th grade and receive 3 years of intensive training and support.

ITA is the only IT outreach program of its kind and scope in the state of Wisconsin.

ITA Class of 2016 Freshmen Photo

ITA Class of 2016 Freshmen Photo


ITA Madison Sessions & Events

2014-15 Sessions:

Jan. 10, 24
Feb. 7, 21
Mar. 7, 21
April 11, 25
May 2, 9

All ITA sessions are 9am-4pm.

Parent Circle dates are bold and underlined. Meetings are 9-10am.

Special Events:

Spring Road Show:
Tues May 5, 7:45am-3:15pm

Class of 2015 Graduation:
Sat May 30, 11:45am-2pm

ITA-TTI Lac du Flambeau Sessions & Events

2014-15 Sessions:

Winter Cohort Meeting, Feb. 21-22
Spring Conference, April 9-12, 2015

ITA-TTI Oneida Sessions & Events

2014-15 Sessions:

Winter Cohort Meeting, Feb. 14-15
Spring Conference, April 9-12, 2015

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