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The many benefits of diversity in tech
Long Island City, NY (July 27, 2017)—The article reviews the powerful and numerous benefits of LaGuardia Community College’s new LaGuardia TechHire – Open Code program, which helps young unemployed or underemployed New Yorkers get trained to work in the fast-growing tech industry where average salaries start at more than $60,000 per year.
Funded by a three-year $3.9 million federal grant to LaGuardia from the U.S. Department of Labor, LaGuardia TechHire – Open Code provides free training to New Yorkers between the ages of 17 and 29. Most don’t have a college degree.
It’s written by Michele Valdez, LaGuardia’s director of technology training initiatives in the Division of Continuing Education. Ms. Valdez oversees LaGuardia’s LaGuardia TechHire – Open Code, which recently celebrated the graduation of 18 students from the programs first-ever cohort.
Learn more about LaGuardia TechHire – Open Code.
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