A new partnership aims to help address a shortage of tech talent in the Kansas City area by cultivating a deeper pool of web developers.
SnapIT Solutions, the Full Employment Council and the University of Central Missouri-Lee’s Summit launched a program this spring to train entry-level programmers.
The program was established to tackle an issue that’s been felt nationally and locally. Although the Kansas City area saw a net gain of 11,000 tech workers in 2017, about 3,000 jobs remained unfilled, according to a new report from the KC Tech Council.
The classes, which are accredited through UCM and taught by employees of SnapIT, a local IT firm, have minimal prerequisites and engage expert professionals to help teach aspiring developers.
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