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The Alliance and Code Fellows Team Up to Expand Tech Education and Career Opportunities for Underserved Communities

The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City is providing financial support at no-cost for software and cybersecurity training through Code Fellows, a leading tech education provider of software and cybersecurity engineering programs. The partnership aims to provide access to education and career opportunities in the tech industry for underserved communities in Oklahoma City.

Applicants who wish to pursue training in Software Development or Cybersecurity Engineering can apply at no cost on the Code Fellow website. The courses are taught online with live instruction and vary in length from one day to six months. To qualify, individuals must live in Oklahoma City since March 3, 2021 and meet one of four criteria related to income, employment status, federal benefits or living in a Qualified Census Tract. Those guidelines are outlined on the Alliance website.

“We identified workforce needs in several industries as being key to helping people in Oklahoma City gain in-demand career training to advance their career or find a new job opportunity,” said Kenton Tsoodle, president of The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City. “The investment in our workforce, and this partnership with Code Fellows, fosters a culture of learning and also helps to maintain and grow our small business economy, the backbone of Oklahoma City’s economy.”

One of the key strengths of the Code Fellows Program is its dedication to keeping pace with the rapidly evolving tech industry. The curriculum is regularly updated to incorporate the latest coding fundamentals and advanced cybersecurity concepts. By offering cutting-edge instruction, the program equips students with the tools and knowledge needed to excel in the rapidly changing landscape of technology.

“I firmly believe that true transformation and empowerment come when organizations join forces with a common purpose. Partnering together with The Alliance allows us to extend our reach and impact, bringing education and skills training to underserved populations in Oklahoma City,” said Mitch Robertson, SVP of Business Development and Growth for Code Fellows. “We believe that everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances, deserves the opportunity to succeed and thrive. Together, we can unlock the untapped potential within these communities, empowering individuals to break free from the cycle of poverty and build a brighter future. By combining our expertise and resources, we can make a lasting difference and create a ripple effect of positive change that will be felt for generations to come.”