For Immediate Release:
July 29, 2017
For More Information: Kimberly Demby // Covalence
Covalence Provides Solution to Lack of Local Tech Talent In Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tenn. – (July 20, 2017) Local coding bootcamp, Covalence, is continuing its mission in Chattanooga to educate and train a new IT workforce to meet the demand for much-needed tech talent. There are currently over 500,000 developer jobs available with no one to fill the positions. By the year 2020, there will be a 1,000,000 developer shortage. Covalence aims to solve these problems by equipping people with the skills they need to become a junior level developer and succeed in the constantly evolving tech industry. Prospective students don’t need any previous coding experience. Covalence is a bootcamp for people with drive, determination, and a passion for tech.
The bootcamp is currently accepting applications for its second cohort scheduled to start on Sept. 5, 2017, and no prior coding experience is necessary.
Andy Berke, Mayor of Chattanooga said “When tech companies are looking to locate in Chattanooga,one thing they ask me about is whether we have the talent to fill these IT jobs — jobs that can be a clear path to the middle class for our citizens and especially those who have been left out of the tech economy in the past. Innovative training like what Covalence provides can bridge the gap in education so that more Chattanoogans can gain new skills, land a better-paying job, and help grow a strong, local tech workforce.”
Recently, members of Covalence met with the Chamber of Commerce and leadership from local companies to discuss the Chamber’s talent recruitment initiative and need for a stronger tech presence and workforce in Chattanooga. The Chamber and employers support the objectives of Covalence’s career altering education to improve the quality of life for both job-seekers and employers of Chattanooga.
“Our strongest assets are our people and our tech-based model, and as we continue to fill a major gap in the moving market, access to a strong workforce and growing talent pool is key.The investments in developing that talent that Covalence is making continues to drive innovation and help our city retain and attract the right type of talent a moving company like Bellhops needs to grow.” said Cam Doody, Co-Founder and President, Bellhops.
Covalence will not only continue to focus on teaching the untapped, aspiring developers of Tennessee how to code but also expand our partnerships with local employers to find the best job placement opportunities.
For any information regarding the bootcamps or to learn more, visit covalence.io.