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EDC to offer youth software development course as part of Tech Training Accelerator Initiative

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will facilitate a software development learning cohort for youth, as part of their Tech Training Accelerator Initiative. This initiative aims to train local workers into high-wage, skilled tech jobs, as well as serve local business owners needing technological assistance for their enterprises. This initiative has been launched by the EDC in partnership with the Town of Friday Harbor, San Juan County, and the Raynier Institute.

The upcoming course will present an introduction to the programming skills needed for a career as a software developer, beginning in late July of this year. The course will be offered online through LinkedIn Learning, and a cohort of students will meet each week with an EDC advisor to achieve successful benchmarks, working on their own schedules.

In this free course, students will gain a broad perspective on core technologies for web development, software development, and databases. It introduces common programming tools such as HTML, CSS, Python, and JavaScript, and discusses the bigger picture of how development careers work. Instruction is open to participants from San Juan County, ages 13-17, who are looking to enter careers in the web development field.

The course is broken into weekly assignments that can be completed on one’s own schedule, averaging 4-8 hours per week. The EDC will host advisory meetings via Zoom on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m., from July 26 to August 23, 2022. These meetings will give participants the opportunity to check in with the rest of the group, discuss course material, and ask questions.

Details: Youth software development course will run from July 26 through August 23, 2022. For information or to register, please visit https://sanjuansedc.org/tech. For questions, please contact EDC’s Tech Training Coordinator Jillian Urbach at (360) 378-2906, or jillian@sanjuansedc.org.

The EDC thanks their partners in their Tech Accelerator Training Initiative: The Town of Friday Harbor, San Juan County, and the Raynier Institute.

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) strives to support small rural enterprises, and conduct projects to stimulate new job creation, strengthen the economic base for working families, and support overall quality of life for islanders.


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