Black and Latina people get a free 7-month virtual coding course
SEATTLE, February 9, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Reskill Americans is launching tuition-free, online software development training for historically underrepresented minorities across the United States. Unlike other coding programs, Reskill Americans solves the access problem by eliminating typical barriers to entry such as tuition. , prior software development knowledge, or other educational requirements.
Inaugural program begins March 15, 2021and 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 sector reflects its representation in the American population,” said Femi Akind, co-founder of Reskill Americans. “To address this issue, we have 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 assignments. The program includes mentorship and offers participants the following:
- Virtual internship experiences
- Portfolio of works to show to your future employers
- Skills needed to apply for internships and tech jobs
- Tailor-made instruction for relevant programming languages for all skill levels
Reskill Americans enables expanded access to free training in the United States by customizing a proven, low-cost online training model. HNG Tech, the African online training and virtual internship platform, has enrolled 25,000 students across Africa in various specializations in software development. HNG Tech has secured sponsorships from Google, Slack, and GitHub and 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 that time that I still apply every day in my work.”
Reskill Americans is a diverse group of technology executives who each have over 20 years of industry experience.
“Unlike most open online courses, our participants will receive a lot of one-on-one support: they are assigned a mentor to guide them through the program, and the student-to-instructor ratio is low,” said Mike Koss, Co-founder and CTO. Mike was a founding developer of some of Microsoft’s most iconic programs in the 1980s and focuses on curriculum and mentorship at Reskill Americans.
About Reskill Americans: We are a non-profit organization that provides free software development training, mentorship, and community to historically underrepresented racial minorities in the United States. program. Participants who complete our seven-month program are prepared for a career in technology, equipped with internship experience, interview skills and a portfolio to show future employers.
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