Inaugural course in Kingston and three classes in Albany will be presented virtually; training supports growing tech job opportunities as the remote workplace rapidly expands

Albany and Kingston, NY – AlbanyCanCode and KingstonCanCode, part of a nonprofit organization creating a new generation of software coders in New York, today announced the opening of registration for the Fall 2020 session, which features the inaugural computer coding course to be conducted in Kingston and three classes to be held in the Capital Region.

Each course will be presented virtually starting the week of September 14. KingstonCanCode is hosting a class in Front-End Web Development, while AlbanyCanCode is offering courses in Front-End Web Development, Automated Web and Security Testing, and JavaScript Fundamentals. Courses are held two nights per week, three hours per session, for 12 weeks.

“We are thrilled to launch our Fall 2020 session, and especially excited to begin offering our first class through KingstonCanCode,” said Annmarie Lanesey, founder and CEO of AlbanyCanCode and KingstonCanCode. “The rapid rise of the hybrid and remote workplace has made digital literacy essential for pursuing job opportunities and career growth. We look forward to providing individuals from every walk of our communities the chance to build their computer skills and become valuable members of the technology-driven economy.”

The Front-End Web Development course, which teaches technical skills necessary for user interface (UI) development and wire framing, will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays. KingstonCanCode will present the class in partnership with SUNY Ulster, while AlbanyCanCode will provide the course in partnership with Capital Region BOCES.

Classes in JavaScript Fundamentals, the dominant scripting tool for front-end web development, will be held Mondays and Wednesdays in partnership with SUNY Adirondack.

The Automated Web and Security Testing course, which focuses on the use of software tools to evaluate the performance and security of a website, will be conducted on Mondays and Wednesdays in partnership with Hudson Valley Community College.

All classes run from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. More information and registration for KingstonCanCode is available here; registration for AlbanyCanCode classes can be found here.

With a commitment to ensuring its programs are accessible to all members of the community, full-tuition scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals and veterans. For more information, contact Rachel Sheridan, operations manager, at (518) 238-6808 ext. 701 or rachel@albanycancode.org.

More than 200 individuals have graduated from AlbanyCanCode classes since its launch in 2016.

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About AlbanyCanCode and KingstonCanCode

A 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in June 2016, AlbanyCanCode and KingstonCanCode develop non-traditional talent and advocates for a vibrant, inclusive tech talent pipeline in New York state.  The organization designs and deliver workforce training courses, hands-on K-12 coding programs, and community code literacy workshops, in alignment with the needs of employers, educators, talent and the community in general. Its 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. For more, visit www.albanycancode.org or www.kingston.cancode.org.

Contact:
Annmarie Lanesey
CEO, Albany Can Code
(518) 331-2831 | annmarie@albanycancode.org