Code on Point is a 40-week Technology Training Program

Code on Point strives to empower and equip low-income, disconnected and marginalized youth ages 16-24 with the skills and confidence to prepare them for the 4th industrial revolution. Our goal is to connect underserved youth who are disconnected from the traditional secondary school education system with educational resources, training and flexibility to help them achieve their GED or High School Diploma. Throughout our training program we give our participants multiple opportunities to earn industry-recognized certifications, build their competency in multiple Technology Subsets and prepare them with soft skills to help them with a long-term professional upward trajectory. Our training program consists of three distinct phases:

Participants are introduced to the basics of computers, learning through the CompTIA IT fundamentals course work to prepare them for the ITF+ certification exam. Once they complete their ITF+ training or certification, they move on to learn and/or earn certifications in Social Media Management, and the fundamental application of coding languages such as CSS, JavaScript, HTML and Block-Chain.

Phase 1 (“Expose and Inform”) 16 weeks:

Once the student completes their 14th week of training, they are expected to create projects and perform services such as a mobile application, website, refurbished computer, or optimized social media for a non-profit agency. On the date of graduation, “demo day,” the youth can expect to present their final projects to an audience comprised of Success Center staff, representatives from training programs across the city, and most importantly, employers from the technology community.

The entire 12 weeks will be dedicated to project-based learning and developing products for local businesses and/or non-profits. We want the youth to amass as many projects as possible to showcase in their portfolio or GitHub. Youth will also be gaining valuable experience in how to manage customer relationships, customer service, service orientation, time management, and a host of other transferrable skills which prepare them for transition into a “Tech Job”. The goal during this phase is to place our youth in an internship, unsubsidized employment opportunity, or a subsidized employment opportunity.

Phase 2 (“Hands on”) 12 weeks:

Participants will be placed in a subsidized employment positions comparable to a Web Development Associate, IT Help Desk Support Associate or Junior Social Media Manager for 20 hours per week, earning an entry level wage. During their subsidized employment, participants will be managed by a team of professionals who will guide, develop and tool them in their respective areas of focus.

Phase 3 (“Apply” and “In the Field”) 12 weeks:
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