ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cultivating Coders is taking its training boot camps for aspiring web developers to under-served communities in Albuquerque with help from the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce.
The two entities are partnering to help 21 disadvantaged individuals gain access to Cultivating Coders’ intensive eight-week training course, which prepares students for high-wage jobs in website and software development. The first class begins July 19, and will be primarily aimed at helping disabled individuals who qualify for government educational assistance through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), said Charles Ashley III, co-founder and president of Cultivating Coders, an Albuquerque-based startup that launched in late 2015.
Assistance can pay for part or all of the standard $7,950 per student tuition. The company has Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act certification, allowing low-income students and people in under-served areas to receive federal aid for training.
“Students will come out able to build fully-functioning websites as junior developers,” Ashley said. “They’ll know all the front-end design and all the back-end stuff that makes it function. They will become full-stack developers.”