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Training firm creates Connecticut IT jobs

Posted on January 3, 2019

A number of training firms are linking up to create Connecticut IT jobs.

General Assembly and Tech Talent South are establishing boot camp programs in Connecticut that are designed to provide residents with the skills needed to fill in-demand, high-tech jobs that employers need.

General Assembly will establish its training operation in Stamford, and Tech Talent South, located in the Upward Hartford building at 20 Church Street in downtown Hartford, will focus on the Hartford region.

The boot camps will target individuals with a variety of skill levels who want to enter the tech world. They also hope to attract individuals from communities with some of the highest unemployment rates in the state. Courses are targeted to begin in the first quarter of 2019. Together, the two companies are expected to enroll 400 students by 2020.

“Companies in wide variety of industries from around the state are focused on growing their technology workforce,” Governor Malloy said. “While much work has been done to increase the number of computer science graduates in the state – we’re up 136 percent at our state universities since 2012 – we need to equip more candidates with tech basic skills so companies can put them to work now.”

General Assembly offers training and assessments in web development, data science, digital marketing, and more. It provides online offerings, onsite trainings for the Fortune 500, and a global community of nearly one million professionals.

“As the leading provider of digital skills trainings globally, we’re thrilled to open our doors in Stamford and welcome Connecticut residents to the General Assembly community,” General Assembly CEO and co-founder Jake Schwartz said. “With tens of thousands of web developers, data scientists, and designers in our global network, we are excited to become part of the greater Stamford tech ecosystem and to help Connecticut residents acquire the most relevant skills for the digital economy.”

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