After 8 weeks of rigorous daily classes, students from Shiprock High School graduated from the Cultivating Coders summer bootcamp and are now Junior Software Developers!
Cultivating Coders is a New-Mexico born and locally-based nonprofit dedicated to providing coding training to rural and underserved communities. A W.I.O.A (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) certified traveling coding bootcamp, Cultivating Coders brings laptops, instructors, and technical training in web application development to rural and underserved urban areas with help and vision from organizations and partners that provide space, internships and equipment. Teach for America helped support this program and Navajo instructors helped make the bootcamp a success.
More Coding bootcamps are already scheduled including courses starting in August in Las Cruces, in September in Farmington and Albuquerque, and next winter in Santa Fe.
To learn more visit www.cultivatingcoders.org
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