Regional Coalition Announces WNY Tech Skills Initiative to Accelerate Economic Recovery, Providing Community with Access to Technology Training
Western New Yorkers who have been economically impacted by the pandemic can now register for free tech and digital skills courses through the WNY Tech Skills Initiative.
Launched in response to persistent unemployment and underemployment exacerbated by the pandemic, the WNY Tech Skills Initiative will offer virtual training experiences that will connect community members with access to in-demand skills. The training will benefit people interested in careers in technology, as well as those who want to gain digital skills to make themselves more marketable when pursuing jobs.
The WNY Tech Skills Initiative will be guided and informed by a regional coalition that includes M&T Bank, Empire State Development, TechBuffalo, Buffalo Urban League, Goodwill of NYW, Rich Products, the University at Buffalo Regional Institute, Lighthouse Technology Services, the City of Buffalo, the Buffalo Employment & Training Center, and the Erie County Department of Social Services. The initiative's free courses and workshops will be provided by General Assembly. For more information or to enroll in the WNY Tech Skills Initiative visit techbuffalo.org/wny-tech-skills-initiative