19 December 2016

College Trains Web Developers to Fill Need

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced during the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) 2016 Awards Ceremony that SUNY Schenectady County Community College and Albany Can Code were awarded $49,812. 

SUNY SCCC and Albany Can Code, a non-profit founded in June 2016, are implementing the Capital Region Software Talent Training program. This New York State Department of Labor funded pilot addresses the issue of a shortage of web and software developers. The 12-week Front End Web Development course uses a flipped classroom approach, with both online and in-person approaches to teach HTML, CSS and JavaScript – the three common coding languages on which all modern websites are built. Students gain a useful and lucrative skill, since nearly every business in the world needs a website to communicate to its customers. Students interested in back end programming will be able to study Ruby on Rails and Java.

“It’s validating and exciting to have the backing of the REDC for this talent training program,” Janet Carmosky, Executive Director of Albany Can Code, said about the award. “Our region’s tech companies need a stronger local ecosystem for tech education and training. The Governor’s grant supports our work to bring training courses that are affordable and, equally important, integrated with our local software sector, to local people who have the aptitude for these 21st century careers.”


Find out more about the program here.