Monday, June 30, 2014

Free Online Tech Training for Oregonians

Even though "there's an app for that" has become a common phrase among app users (thanks to that bubble-wrap-popping simulation app you have, for instance), there is still plenty of demand for curious and creative workers capable of coding emerging software.

After doing a quick search for most in-demand skills on Wanted Analytics' hiring demand site, a distinct trend emerged. If it can be programmed, there is demand for it.  Out of the top 20 listed in-demand skills for Oregon help wanted ads posted online, 18 of them were specifically geared towards technology. These included knowledge of application development and software development, more specifically Android, iOS, Java, HTML, C#, Python, and various other combinations of tech development skills.

And for Oregonians, this is good news! The new Code Oregon is set on providing free training to any Oregonian over the age of 18 who wants to learn the coding skills necessary to compete for one of the more than 10,000 tech jobs that are expected to open up by 2020. Code Oregon is a collaboration between Worksystems and Treehouse, and will offer online training in languages like iOS, Android, HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, and more.

Not only is this training free, top students in the program will be provided with career services, mentoring, and additional training. After this training, students will be dubbed "job-ready," and will take part in interviews with leading tech companies.

To sign up and get started, visit

Learn more about Code Oregon, and see employment economist Jessica Nelson talk on KGW-TV about jobs that are difficult to fill in Oregon:

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