The Advanced Software Development Program will provide online and in-person courses that teach both technical and communication skills, as well as ways to address to real-world business- and product-related problems. The courses will be available at the City University of New York starting this fall.
The second program will offer courses in computer programming, as well as digital marketing and entrepreneurship at CUNY campuses in Queens.
Both programs are open to all New Yorkers and will be taught by industry professionals.
Quinn said the purpose behind the two new programs is to help New Yorkers qualify for the growing number of jobs in the city’s tech sector.
“We consistently hear from tech companies that jobs are hard to fill because employers aren’t seeing enough qualified candidates,” Quinn said in a statement. “With the launch of these initiatives, I am confident that we’ll be hearing this complaint less often.”
Quinn partnered with several organizations and companies to bring these programs to life, including Tipping Point Partners, CUNY, the Coalition for Queens, Skillshare and others.
For more information on classes and upcoming events, visit www.QueensTech.org.