FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Contact: Nick Benson, SBS Press Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-618-6778
CITY TECH INITIATIVE OFFERING FREE TRAINING FOR CAREERS PAYING MIDDLE CLASS WAGES
Graduates Earn Average Starting Salaries of $65,000, Help Meet Industry Demand for Local Tech Employees
New York - NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop today announced that applications are now open for New York City’s Tech Talent Pipeline’s (TTP) program that prepares New Yorkers for careers developing web applications through industry-informed technical and professional training. The program, called NYC Web Development Fellowship, prepares participants with minimal prior technical experience to be connected to entry-level, full-time web developer positions with the opportunity for starting annual salaries of $65,000 or higher. Since 2013, the NYC Web Development Fellowship training program has led 126 New Yorkers to full-time employment with average annual salaries of $67,000 annually at companies including Spotify, Viacom, and Kickstarter.
The upcoming cohort, provided in partnership with New York Code + Design Academy, will be accepting twenty-three participants to begin training in February 2018. The program is open to candidates without previous formal tech training or professional experience as a web developer.
“The city’s tech industry supports 320,000 jobs and $30 billion in wages annually and New Yorkers want a piece of that pie,” said Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services. “Through our Tech Talent Pipeline Initiative, we are opening doors to opportunity by creating industry-informed trainings that we know will lead to lucrative careers.”
“The NYC Web Development Fellowship is an incredible opportunity to bring more diversity into tech and we are looking forward to helping more New Yorkers realize their potential for a career in technology,” says Jeremy Snepar, Founder and CEO of The New York Code + Design Academy.
About NYC Web Development Fellowship
The fourteen-week NYC Web Development Fellowship program prepares participants for careers as full-stack web developers. Program graduates have gone on to build applications that New Yorkers use every day at some of the city’s leading employers like Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, and Kickstarter. Participants also gain valuable professional skills including how to work within a tech team, ace a technical interview, and communicate professionally. After the training, participants are connected to two-month internships with NYC-based tech companies after which they are connected to employment opportunities.
The NYC Web Development Fellowship is also offered through Fullstack Academy and General Assembly.
New Yorkers interested in applying for NYC Web Development Fellowship should visit ttp.nyc/web-development-fellowship to apply by January 31, 2018.
Employers interested in hosting program graduates as technical interns should visit techtalentpipeline.nyc/contact for more information by December 31, 2017.
About The New York Code + Design Academy
The New York Code + Design Academy (NYCDA) is a technology school built on a community of entrepreneurs, passionate developers, and educators. Intensive hands-on training programs in web development and user interface/user experience (UI/UX) design are offered both full-time and part-time at campuses across the United States and in Amsterdam, Holland. For more information on The New York Code + Design Academy, visit nycda.com.
About Strayer Education, Inc.
Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA) is an education services holding company that owns Strayer University and the New York Code + Design Academy. For more information on Strayer Education, Inc. visit www.strayereducation.com.
About the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline
Launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2014, the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline is the City’s tech Industry Partnership, designed to support the inclusive growth of the NYC tech sector and prepare New Yorkers for 21st century jobs. Incubated and supported by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline works with 225 companies, 16 local colleges, and additional public and private partners to define employer needs, develop training and education models to meet these needs, and scale solutions throughout the City, delivering quality talent for the City’s businesses and quality jobs for New Yorkers. The NYC Tech Talent Pipeline is a public-private partnership between the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the Workforce Funders, and JPMorgan Chase Foundation.
About NYC Small Business Services (SBS)
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