Why You Should Apply to the New York Tech Jobs Academy

| MSNY Staff

What can you do to change society?

In today’s age of text messages, social networking, online gaming, and Skype translator, there’s no doubt that tech is taking over. So how can you be a part of it?

Tech skills are becoming more and more important not just to daily life, but for employment. And with 44% of jobs in New York’s tech ecosystem not requiring a bachelor’s degree, joining the fray just requires an introduction to these newly-necessary skills.

That’s where we come in. The new Tech Jobs Academy, a result of our partnership with the Tech Talent Pipeline and CUNY’s New York City College of Technology, is a 16-week technical training pilot program for unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers — an inside look at those skills you need to help change the world through tech.

Want to get in on the action? Applications are now open through October 23! For an accessible tuition of $0 and a beautiful campus in downtown Brooklyn, Tech Jobs Academy offers plenty of perks that are beyond appealing. We will be hosting two info sessions for those interested — one on October 17 and another on October 20 – where you can ask us your pressing questions directly.

Still on the fence as to whether you should apply? Here are three reasons you should apply to the New York Tech Jobs Academy:

1. NYC invests in tech: With new tech opportunities sprouting across the city like LMHQ, the new Cornell Tech campus, and a call for after-school focus on STEM, tech is abound, important, and coveted. And you can be a part of it.

2. Tech can be a blast: What can’t you build with technology? From an MTA bus tracker app to visualizing taxi trip data to counting, mapping, and cataloguing every tree on every block in New York City, there are opportunities for tech everywhere — and opportunities to have fun with it!

3. You can do it!: We mean it. New technology — and the skills that come with it — can seem intimidating, but it’s accessible. And we want to help you get there. The Tech Jobs Academy will walk with you every step of the way to make sure you get it. We want to help you shine!

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

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