Information Technology Academy

Welcome to DoIT's IT Academy

The UW-Madison Information Technology Academy (ITA) is an innovative pre-college academy for diverse students in the state of Wisconsin. Currently, ITA has programs 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.

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:

Sept. 13
Oct. 4, 18
Nov. 1, 8, 22
Dec. 6, 13
Jan. 10, 24
Feb. 7, 21
Mar. 7, 21
April 11, 25
May 2, 9

All Saturday Sessions go from 9am-4pm, excluding Dec. 13.

Special Events:

Holiday Luncheon:
Sat Dec. 13, 12-2pm

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:

Fall Kickoff Meeting, Sept. 13
Fall Cohort Meeting, Nov. 15-16
Winter Cohort Meeting, Feb. 21-22
Spring Conference, April 9-12, 2015

ITA-TTI Oneida Sessions & Events

2014-15 Sessions:

Fall Kickoff Meeting, Sept. 14
Fall Cohort Meeting, Dec 6-7
Winter Cohort Meeting, Feb. 14-15
Spring Conference, April 9-12, 2015

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