The tech industry is starved for talent.
Every month, the tech industry adds about 9,600 jobs to the U.S. economy. By 2022, it is projected there will be more than 1.7 million developer and programmer-specific job openings, with an average salary of $83,000. However, computer science has seen a drop in participation amongst high school students.
The current education model is imbalanced.
Among computer science graduates in 2012, only 18% were female, 11% were black or African American, and 9% were Hispanics. These numbers are reflected in the job force: in 2013, among software developers, 20% were female, 5% were Latino, and less than 4% were black or African American. The underrepresented are interested, but the education model just doesn’t provide enough opportunity.
CodeNow brings balance to the system.
Through our CodeNow in a Box program, we provide talented software engineers with the tools needed to implement workshops. Over the course of a month, students learn foundational programming skills through hands-on training. By the end of the workshop, students gain an understanding of essential programming concepts, 25 hours of practical experience, and insight into a career in the technology field.
CodeNow In A Box
We partner with tech companies across the US to deliver fundamental programming skills to underrepresented youth through our CodeNow in a Box program. Partner companies receive the tools, training, and resources they need to implement impactful programming workshops for community youth.
In order to support our alumni in college in developing the skills they need to succeed in the tech sector, we designed the Alumni Internship Program for rising sophomore and juniors who are currently enrolled in a 4-year Bachelors program, majoring in Computer Science or a related field. We partner with tech companies across the US to find technical internship opportunities for our Alumni.
#CodeHow is a YouTube series of videos, 3 to 6 minutes in duration, that feature young CodeNow alumni explaining important programming and computer science concepts — for example, variables, arrays, if/else statements, and other introductory fundamentals. Each of the videos includes the most important aspects students should understand about a concept.
Just as our in-person workshops provide students with the opportunity to look under the hood of technology, our #CodeHow videos offer a window into the world of programming. The #CodeHow video series is one of many resources CodeNow is using to reach more underrepresented youth.
|CodeNow||Free||The workshop is free for students to attend. Additionally, during the workshop, CodeNow provides lunch, afternoon snacks, transportation stipend (for students that request it), and other free CodeNow giveaways!|