DriveIT, tech training for incumbent workers, and We Can Code IT, inclusive full-stack coding boot camp in Cleveland, Columbus, and Akron, join forces to promote a stronger tech talent pipeline for our communities.
During the #DriveIT Tomorrow’s Tech Today event in Akron on Friday, the announcement was made that DriveIT will donate free continuing education to tech employers who hire We Can Code IT’s software development graduates.
A quick clip from yesterday’s event TOMORROW’S TECH TODAY @MustardSeedMrkt sponsored by @GOJOindustries & @DriveIT_Gym. DriveIT CEO Eric Wise announcing $100k+ donation to @WeCanCodeIT graduates to take a mini-membership w/ them as they start their first job! #LeadersOfTomorrow pic.twitter.com/fld6TnrzYN
— Ian Schwarber (@AkroKNIGHT) March 25, 2018
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