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Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership: Chicago Codes

Friday, April 27, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gary Hotze
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Karin M. Norington-Reaves, CEO, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership


The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, with Mayor Emanuel and The Rockefeller Foundation recently announced Chicago Codes, a tuition-free development and coding academy launching later this year. This program is possible due to a grant from The Rockefeller Foundation and an investment from the Mayor's 2018 budget.  

As part of the announcement, The Partnership is circulating a survey to Chicago firms that employ coders, computer programmers and developers regarding hiring practices and skills needs. The results of the survey will inform the Chicago Codes curriculum and program design. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete, and your input will be invaluable to ensuring that this program meets the hiring demands of the local tech sector. 

Here is the survey link: www.chicagocodes.netWe ask for responses by May 11.

The end of the survey asks whether you would like to stay informed about the program, and to learn about opportunities for continued engagement, be it continued curriculum input, guest lectures, providing work based learning experiences and internships for project graduates, and /or considering project graduates for permanent employment. 

Please feel free to circulate this to others in your field. We would love to have representation from a large cross section of employers.

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