Established in the summer of 2016, AlbanyCanCode is a non profit that develops non-traditional talent and advocates for a vibrant, inclusive tech talent pipeline in our region. We design and deliver workforce training courses and hands-on K12 coding programs, in alignment with the needs of employers, educators, talent and the community in general.
The mission is to shift mindset about who can work in technology, remove cultural and economic barriers to joining the tech workforce, and establish and promote pathways to tech careers throughout the region.
Raising Kids Who Code
A few things we’re running in Spring 2018: adult courses in Front End Web Development (with SCCC) and Automated Web Testing (with HVCC); employer programs to make sure what we do is aligned with talent needs; and elementary school coding projects in a few public school districts. Next: we’re ready to super-charge the tech IQ of our region by reaching out to the most powerful of all stakeholder groups: Moms! The keepers of culture, the shapers of young talent; a key segment of the 51% that always had questions about tech but was afraid to ask.
The first workshop will be at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity – makerspace, creative community, incubator, and…our HQ. It’s for women who want to understand why and how to get wired into the world of computing, for themselves and their kids. In 2018 we hope to bring this workshop to libraries, schools, and community centers of all kinds. Stay tuned!
We’re finding, skilling up overlooked talent, connecting them to technology jobs and changing lives. We’re educating K12 and community to change mindset about who can work in technology. Your donation can help.