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Front Page - Friday, January 6, 2017

City accepting applications for Tech Workforce Program

The City of Chattanooga Department of Youth and Family Development (YFD) and TechTown have opened applications for the Tech Workforce Program. This pilot program will establish and test a Tech Workforce Program initiative in two of Chattanooga’s YFD centers – South Chattanooga and Brainerd.

Through the TWP, TechTown will train and educate a work pipeline of Chattanooga-based adult talent that can be matched to open technology and related jobs with local employers.

The TWP is an opportunity for adults, primarily ages 17-50, to acquire the basic skills the local workforce demands. This seven-week learning program aims to provide underemployed or unemployed adults with 21st- century technology and coding skills needed for better employment.

All classes are free for applicants who are selected, with a commitment of nine hours per week. Classes tentatively will begin in late February and be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. at the South Chattanooga YFD and Brainerd YFD locations and Saturdays at Tech Town from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Attendance for all classes is mandatory, with childcare, meals and transportation available.

Adults interested in learning to code can apply at techtown.typeform.com/to/ov8WIh. For more information, contact Chris Ramsey, director of Tech Town at cramsey@gotechtown.org, or visit www.gotechtown.org.

Source: City of Chattanooga