[SEATTLE, WA] – Reskill Americans Launches Tuition-Free Online Software Development Training For Historically Under-Represented Minorities Across The United States Unlike other coding programs, Reskill Americans solves the access problem by eliminating typical barriers to entry. Barriers such as tuition, prior knowledge in software development, or other educational requirements.
The inaugural program begins March 15, 2021 and accepts 1,000 participants who register by March 7, 2021. For the opportunity to launch a career in technology, register at ReskillAmericans.org.
“We want to live in a world where minority representation in the tech industry reflects its representation in the American population,” said Femi Akinde, co-founder of Reskill Americans. “To address this issue, we created a software training model that expands access to thousands of underrepresented racial minorities to help them build careers in this growing industry.
The training provides participants with the skills required for software development jobs
Participants can learn from anywhere, anytime, as long as they stay on track with weekly homework. The program includes mentoring and offers participants the following:
- Virtual internship experiences
- Portfolio of work to show to your future employers
- Skills needed to apply for internships and tech jobs
- Tailored instruction for relevant programming languages for all skill levels
Reskill Americans enables increased access to tuition-free training in the United States by customizing a proven and inexpensive online training model. HNG Tech, the African online training and virtual internship platform, has enrolled 25,000 students across Africa in various software development specializations. HNG Tech has secured referrals from Google, Slack, and GitHub and has partnered with Oracle and Figma.
“My instructors were really good people who wanted to explain things to me,” said Ore Ogundipe, who completed the HNG program and is now a software engineer for Azure at Microsoft. “I learned things from this period that I still apply every day in my work.
Reskill Americans are a diverse group of tech executives. In which each has more than 20 years of experience in the industry.
“Unlike most open online courses, our participants will benefit from personalized support: they will be assigned a mentor to guide them through the program and the student / instructor ratio is low,” said Mike Koss, co-founder and co-founder. technical director. Mike was one of the founding developers of some of Microsoft’s most iconic programs in the 1980s. As a result, he focuses on curriculum and mentoring at Reskill Americans.