WNY Tech Skills Initiative

COVID-19 has significantly changed the landscape of our workforce and our community. The pandemic’s impacts on job security and the unpredictability in the job market have left many of us stressed and uncertain about our future.

While our future may be uncertain, we know that Western New York needs to fill technology roles, and that we have a diverse workforce who can build their skills to succeed in our digital world.

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An Exciting Opportunity For WNY

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are joined by a regional coalition of partners in launching the WNY Tech Skills Initiative, a free reskilling/upskilling initiative to help Western New Yorkers develop marketable tech and digital skills.  

This initiative is for people of all backgrounds in Erie, Niagara, Alleghany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. This exciting opportunity features a series of virtual courses that allow you to discover tech career options and walk away with new skills in coding, data, marketing, and user experience design in the comfort of your own home! Workshops and classes will be a mix of self-led & instructor-led material, are 100% virtual. 

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The Western New York Tech Skills Initiative is a coalition of local business, civic, government, and tech leaders that have joined forces to bring free tech and digital skills training and promote growth in tech careers for Western New York residents.

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