MODESTO, CALIFORNIA, U.S., October 13, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be 1.8 million software-related job openings in the next decade. With American universities producing only 65,000 computer science graduates each year, the ever-tightening tech labor market is expected to push salaries even higher. Many software jobs already pay six figures, and experienced developers in leading companies such as Airbnb and Google make more than $200,000 annually. Despite boundless opportunities in tech, a very large group of workers continues to be shut out of the industry due to lack of training.
Bay Valley Tech is now expanding its free software training program to help Californians who have found it difficult to qualify for these tech jobs. The code academy aims to train 1,000 new programmers locally, with 300 students planned for next year. Local employers E&J Gallo, Novo Technologies, Merced County and others are already benefiting from the highly effective tech education program. Gallo recently hired five code academy students and other employers are approaching Bay Valley Tech to hire software coding talent as well.
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