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Councilor Sheila Tyson partners with Innovate Bham Workforce Development to help bring job opportunities to the community

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Monday December 18, 2017

Contact: Cody Owens

Phone: 205-254-2294


BIRMINGHAM, AL— The deadline for a workforce development program aimed at underemployed/unemployed Jefferson County residents who are between the ages of 17 and 26 who would like to learn coding basics is this coming Wednesday Dec. 20.

There will be a recruiting event will be on Monday Dec. 18, starting at 10 a.m. at the Bethesda family life center located on 1721 Steve Green Dr., Birmingham, AL 35211.

Recruiters will be on hand to answer all questions about the 12-week course. “I hope people won’t miss this opportunity to come out and learn how these important technology classes can change their lives for the better,” Councilor Sheila Tyson said.

“This is something for people who are under employed, unemployed or even needing a better job. The course only lasts three months. You will go to class every day. Instructors will help you with job placement after you complete the courses,” Tyson continued.

High school and college students who are currently enrolled will not be eligible. The course will help students create a code portfolio while learning the basics of HTML, JavaScript and more. Those who complete the course will receive certification endorsed by the UAB Collat School of Business, which will open up possibilities for future employment in the field of technology.

Councilor Sheila Tyson will be on hand Monday to assist and speak with those interested in the program.

Who: Innovate Birmingham in partnership with Councilor Sheila Tyson

What: Recruiting event for 12-week work development course to learn coding skills

When: Monday Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. (Deadline to register for course Dec. 20)

Where: Bethesda Family Life Center, at More Than Conquerors Faith Church, located on 1721 Steve Green Dr., Birmingham, AL 35211.

For media inquiries please contact Birmingham City Council Public Information Officer Cody Owens at 205.254.2294.