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About the Program

Cover of flyerRobotics Process Automation

The Robotics Process Automation (RPA) market is growing. Robotic Process Automation is the technology that allows RPA professionals to configure computer software, or a “robot” to emulate and integrate the actions of a human interacting within digital systems to execute a business process. RPA professionals create robots that utilize the user interface to capture data and manipulate applications just like humans do. They interpret, trigger responses and communicate with other systems in order to perform on a vast variety of repetitive tasks. There’s a growing demand for RPA professionals who are certified and experienced in software platforms such as Automation Anywhere. 

As part of the unique collaboration with MacDonald Training Center to provide new educational programs in technology for people with disabilities, we now offer the Emerging Process Automation Technologies training.




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Requirements and Dates




June 1 – August 6, 2020
Monday – Thursday evenings, 5:30pm - 8:00 pm.


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Selected applicants will be asked to complete an interview in-person or via Skype.


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Who can participate in these trainings?

Individuals who:

How do I pay for these trainings?

Tuition can be funded through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) or paid privately. Contact your VR Counselor (VRC) for guidance around choosing an employment outcome that matches your job interests. In order for training to be funded by VR, both you and your VRC must agree that all or one of these training will aide in obtaining competitive employment in the your field of interest.

What do The Learning Academy and MacDonald Training Center offer for technology-based trainings?

MTC offers Technology Training in three distinct, complimentary areas of focus. A student may choose one or more areas of focus depending on career goals:

Additional information on the MTC EXCEL, Excellence in Computer Education and Learning technology program:

TLA offers Emerging Process Automation Technologies training.

How long does it take to earn a certification?

TLA’s Emerging Process Automation Technologies training can be completed within two months. MTC’s Technology training is self paced, and can be completed within a year.

Are there pre-requisites or requirements for any of the trainings?

TLA’s Emerging Process Automation Technologies is an advanced training. Intermediate knowledge of computers will help you get through this course. If you do not have these skills, and would like a career in Robotics Process Automation (RPA) taking MTC courses as a pre-requisite will help prepare you for this course.

Admittance into MTC’s EXCEL program is determined using standardized testing including the Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS), and My Florida Ready to Work. Each candidate’s foundational reading and math skills, vocational aptitude and typing speed are assessed in order to ensure career success.

Where are these classes held?

MacDonald Training Center offers their training at 5420 W. Cypress St. Tampa, Florida.

The Learning Academy offers training at 3299 USF Banyan Circle, Tampa Florida, 33612.

Where can I find temporary housing if I am coming from out of the area?

Please visit our “Resources” tab for more information on short term housing.

What support can I receive after I complete the course?

MTC and TLA are Employment Services vendors with Vocational Rehabilitation. Please visit our websites for more information:

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