The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership announced a partnership to launch a computer programming education and training program in Saratoga County it is calling the first of its kind.
Recruitment is now underway for the Front-End Web Development course, to be held Jan. 29 through April 18, at the SUNY Adirondack Wilton Center, 696 Route 9 in Wilton.
Presented by Albany Can Code, the course will run two evenings per week, three hours per session. Meanwhile, the group will work closely with the Saratoga Partnership, which will assist in recruiting students and connecting graduates with potential employers in need of computer programmers – filling a critical need among Saratoga County businesses while providing a pathway for students to pursue exciting career opportunities, officials said.
“We are delighted to partner with Albany Can Code to bring this unique and powerful education and training program to Saratoga County,” said Marty Vanags, president of the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership. “As one of the fastest-growing economies in New York, it is imperative that Saratoga County continues to build a skilled and savvy technology workforce. This program aligns perfectly with our long-term, sustainable approach to economic development that addresses current needs while planning for future growth.”
According to the Prosperity Partnership, it is also the first time the group is working with two community colleges simultaneously: SUNY Adirondack and Schenectady County Community College. Albany Can Code has also partnered with Hudson Valley Community College to present courses in Rensselaer County.
“We are thrilled to work with the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership to expand this incredible opportunity to Saratoga County,” said Annmarie Lanesey, chief executive officer of Albany Can Code. “It is exciting to see individuals changing not only their careers, but their lives, as a result of this education and training. We look forward to serving both students and businesses in Saratoga County in what is truly a win-win endeavor.”
The course will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. The cost of the 12-week program is $1,500, and students may qualify for funding assistance.
“Educational initiatives like this align perfectly with SUNY Adirondack’s mission of offering innovative instruction, responding to community needs, and serving as a stimulus for economic development,” said SUNY Adirondack President Kristine Duffy. “As northern Saratoga County’s community college, we believe this is just the beginning of working with visionary partners like Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership and Albany Can Code to collectively improve our ability to meet the workforce needs of our region.”
Additional information and registration are available online at albanycancode.org/for-students/courses/front-end-web-development-course.