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Scoop! The perfect career training for desis! A super way for New Yorkers to get web development training from the city at no cost – the City’s Web Development Fellowship. Sept 18 deadline
Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh today announced the launch of the NYC Web Development Fellowship, to create skilled workers to enter the fast growing technology sector in New York City.

The free five-month training program provided by the Flatiron School is normally valued at $12,000 and will be free to more than 50 adults with no previous web development experience and help place them in jobs paying $65,000 or more.

Eligible applicants must be at least 18 years of age, live in New York City, earn less than $50,000 a year or be unemployed, have never worked as a web developer, and meet federal selective service requirements.

“As one of the fastest growing sectors in New York City, tech businesses need skilled talent to succeed,” said Rob Walsh, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services. “Helping both the City’s job seekers and tech businesses, the NYC Web Development Fellowship trains adults with no previous experience with web development and helps connect them to available jobs in the tech sector.”

The cost of this program is normally $12,000, but now, the NYC Web Development Fellowship offers this program at no cost. Because of this, all applicants must be serious about the full 22-week time commitment.

Applications are due on September 18 with classes beginning in October. A second cohort will begin in February. The course will take place in the downtown Brooklyn area. For more information or to apply, go to http://bit.ly/1aYrsW5nyc.gov or call 311.

 

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