CanCode Communities Announces Fall 2021 Schedule

Classes support career advancement and workforce development in NY’s Hudson Valley and Capital Region, at the same time CanCode expands its presence in the Mohawk Valley, The Berkshires, and NYC areas Albany and Kingston, NY – On the heels of announcing its rebrand and the addition of four new affiliates, CanCode Communities today released its Fall 2021 course schedule for AlbanyCanCode and KingstonCanCode. Registration is now open for a mix of new, expanded and popular courses, designed to prepare individuals for technology careers while developing a tech talent pipeline to support businesses and fuel economic growth. “As we advance our exciting plans to expand CanCode Communities to new regions, we remain deeply committed to our work in New York’s Capital Region and Hudson Valley,” said CanCode Communities Founder and CEO Annmarie Lanesey. “We are continuing to address the critical need to provide underserved individuals with pathways to tech careers, and to build a skilled and diverse workforce that supports employers and drives economic impact in communities.” Fall courses will be offered remotely in small classroom settings, with real-time instruction and hands-on learning. Classes will begin the week of September 27, run for 12 weeks, and be conducted from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. The newest course in the CanCode Communities catalogue, Software Development Lifecycle, will provide an overview of the software development process and methodologies for managing ideation, planning, and execution of software development projects. The course will use the Scrum methodology for development, as well as learn about other Agile methodologies as they iteratively develop their projects. It will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A recently added course, Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing, is being expanded to include additional instruction. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service that enables complex computing, analytics, storage and networking needs. This course will introduce students to the core concepts of cloud computing and the different services offered within Azure. It is being offered in partnership with SUNY Ulster, and being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Front-End Web Development course, which teaches technical skills necessary for user interface (UI) development and wire framing, is an ideal starting point for individuals with basic computer skills that wish to take their first steps into the field of software development. It is being offered in partnership with Capital Region BOCES, and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. And, classes will be offered in JavaScript Fundamentals, the dominant scripting tool for front-end web development. This course is intended for those who have taken Front-End Web Development in the past, or have experience in coding and wish to begin learning some of the most popular tools being used for web-based software. It is being offered in partnership with Capital Region BOCES, and will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

For more information and to register for Fall 2021 classes, visit www.albanycancode.org/for-students/courses/. Launched in 2016, CanCode Communities has produced more than 300 graduates that have secured tech jobs with leading employers – including Accenture, Goldman Sachs, New York State Office of Information Technology Services, MVP Healthcare, and Zones, among others – and seen average annual salary increases exceeding $18,000.

About CanCode Communities A 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2016, CanCode Communities develops non-traditional talent and advocates for a vibrant, inclusive tech talent pipeline. The organization designs and delivers 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.cancode.org. Contact: Steve Janack Principal, The Janack Group (518) 810-8050 | steve@thejanackgroup.com