Free after-school tech bootcamp starts August 25

Bay Valley Tech, a leading coding academy, is partnering with the Salvation Army to launch a free youth web design training program for middle school and high school students ages 11-17 at the community center Salvation Army Red Shield in South Modesto.

The bootcamp will run from August 25, 2022 to January 5, 2023 and will help students build skills in graphic design, web design, and basic coding.

“Our goal is to give students the opportunity to have fun while learning in-demand skills and to inspire them to help others in the community,” said Maria Arellano, Business Manager for The Salvation Army Modesto. “We thank Bay Valley Tech for helping students prepare for the careers of tomorrow and for their work in making this program possible.”

Phillip Lan, President of Bay Valley Tech, explained that “this free program offers these students a low-barrier path to a lucrative career in technology.”

To register for Bay Valley Tech’s free Youth Tech Skills Boot Camp, visit The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Community Center, 1649 Las Vegas St., Modesto or call (209) 538-7111 for more information.

Bay Valley Tech is a fast-growing, free coding bootcamp and software internship program that trains students in modern skills and connects them with potential employers in cities like Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, San Francisco, San Jose and Pleasanton. Bay Valley Tech is also developing regional innovation hubs through collaborations with state/county/city partners, California State University, County Office of Education, and corporate partners, as well as its support of Women Techmakers, Valley Hackathon, Tech Connect, Valley Agtech and many software. developer meetups and coding initiatives for young people. For more information, visit www.bayvalleytech.com.

The Salvation Army helps more than 30 million Americans each year through a range of social services. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked #2 on the list of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.

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