Code Oregon

Code Oregon is an innovative training program dedicated to teaching 10,000 Portland Metro residents how to code and prepare them for rewarding careers in software development, front and back-end web development, and design. Online courses are available in coding languages such as Android, HTML, CSS, Apple’s iOS, WordPress, PHP, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, and others and the training is offered for free through funding from Worksystems and the State of Oregon. 

President Obama includes Code Oregon in Tech Hire initiative!

As individuals build their skills they can receive additional mentoring, career planning, training, and employment placement assistance from their local WorkSource center. Code Oregon also hosts regular job fairs with the goal of connecting job-ready students with leading tech companies.

Students are prepared for a job that pays $45,000-$70,000 with no degree or experience required!

Code Oregon is designed to bolster the talent pipeline to support Oregon's growing tech sector in direct response to industry demand. This initiative is one of many ways that Worksystems is supporting this important industry in our region.

There are 700 tech openings in PDX today. There will be 10,000 more by 2020.

Individuals interested in Code Oregon can log on at www.codeoregon.org to begin their learning adventure - just like Sierra did! - and can be ready for a new, high-demand tech career in as little as 6 months. Tech companies interested in engaging in this effort can participate in job fairs, hire qualified students for internships or junior developer positions, and/or help to sustain Code Oregon through a variety of sponsorship opportunities. Contact Nick Knudsen for more information.  

 

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