CLEVELAND, OH – Employers will have their pick of some of the best new and diverse talent on Friday, June 23 during the We Can Code IT Recruiting Day. The event will start at 10 a.m. at JumpStart Inc, 6701 Carnegie Avenue, Suite 100, Cleveland. A free lunch buffet is open for employers from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
“Cleveland-area employers are hungry for diversity in their IT departments, because it drives innovation and growth, ” said Leslie Evans, President of We Can Code IT.
Employers will see team presentations by more than 30 junior software developers, all graduates of the rigorous We Can Code IT boot camp. They will showcase real application projects highlighting their coding expertise, teamwork, creativity and presentation skills. The graduates are then seated at tables for 10-minute “speed recruiting” meetings where employers can ask questions, see recent work, and take notes for potential employment follow-up.
We Can Code IT has earned a reputation in both Cleveland and Columbus with its unique mission to improve inclusion and diversity in tech fields. The concept began when successful software developer Mel McGee was asked to teach other women the computer coding skills needed to enter the field. We Can Code IT is one of Cleveland’s highest-ranked coding schools, based on industry review site, CourseReport.com.
Recruiting Day is open to all employers and free of charge. Lunch and beverage will be provided. Employer RSVP is required at www.WeCanCodeIT.org under the “Hire Our Grads” tab, or call Cynthia Trotta at 844-932- 2626 ext 708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested students can learn more about our program and take the assessment test at www.WeCanCodeIT.org.
We Can Code IT teaches people how to code, with a special emphasis on inclusion and diversity in tech.
With locations in Cleveland and Columbus, We Can Code IT is bridging the gap for those underrepresented in tech by graduating 80% women and people of color. Founded by a female developer with over 20 years of experience, WCCI is a diverse group of experienced programmers and teachers who provide the training and career support that students need. Interested students can take a free online assessment and register for full time or part time courses at WeCanCodeIT.org.
“After the We Can Code IT on-site training at University Hospitals, we embraced Agile software development methodology with tremendous success. On a project that was not going well, we were able to develop 1-week iterations where we did a mini-planning session on Monday, committed to stories for the week and then completely tested them by the end of the week. Our teams have really enjoyed moving to a more structured Agile environment with much more collaboration.”
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