Our initial 12-week course in Front End Web Development attracted more than 80 applicants. A majority of the ten final students were income-qualified for a full grant of the $1,500 tuition. Following course completion in late January 2017, nearly half of our students have now been hired or are in the process of interviewing for internships at area software employers.
By Fall 2016 we felt a need to respond to tremendous interest from our area K-12 educators. It’s logical that introduction of coding principles and practices throughout our region’s school systems will only make our local talent pipeline more inclusive and more expert.
Through 2018, worked with numerous partners to build a community in which our software talent pipeline can grow.
In 2020 we expanded outside of Albany for the first time with Kingston <can code>. Today, we’re reaching communities outside of the Capital Region, and have transitioned to simply being known as <can code> Communities. We hope you’ll join us as we help more communities become CanCode Communities!
We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit supported by grants, sponsorships, and income earned for workforce and K-12 programs, curriculum and program development.
A vibrant, inclusive, talent-fueled tech sector across New York State and beyond.
Help us make the vision a reality.
We work locally with talent, educators, and employers to bridge the gap between three points:
- employers who need particular skills;
- non-traditional talent who can build those skills; and
- local educators who could be teaching those skills.
With employers, we listen. We appreciate informal meetings with developers, CTO’s, HR and strategy management. When we know you better, we can recommend candidates, gather input on curriculum, support your meetups, and connect your staff to volunteer and mentorship opportunities.
Our Digital Literacy program is designed as a bridge for students to our workforce computer programming classes, as well as to assist other students in gaining the computer skills necessary for a wide range of jobs. Digital Literacy relies on differentiated instruction to meet students where they are and help them to reach their own personal goals.