Welcome to DoIT's IT Academy
The UW-Madison Information Technology Academy (ITA) is an innovative pre-college program for diverse students in the state of Wisconsin. Currently ITA has cohorts in Madison, Lac du Flambeau, and Oneida, WI.
In alignment with the UW-Madison’s Inclusive Excellence diversity initiative, the Information Technology Academy provides services to students with the ultimate goal of increasing their enrollment, retention, and graduation rates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Through its triple focus on academic preparation, leadership development, and technological literacy, ITA prepares promising students for learning and leadership in the 21st century digital age.
For the Madison cohort, 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. Students of ITA 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. ITA’s Tribal Technology Institute (TTI) cohorts in Lac du Flambeau and Oneida enjoy a 3-year program that was developed based on the very successful Madison model.
ITA is the only IT outreach program of its kind and scope in the state of Wisconsin.