The $100 million federal TechHire initiative hopes to train more people for jobs in the technology field. TechHire is modeled in part on LaunchCode, a program that began in St. Louis.
“I need at least a thousand new programmers right now to fill the jobs that we have,” Square co-founder Jim McKelvey says
Aspiring computer programmers living in St. Louis are jumping at the chance to take a free intro coding course being offered by LaunchCode and the nonprofit EdX.
LaunchCode aims to pair newbie, generally skilled programmers with experienced programmers at companies that would eventually want to hire the newbie full-time
The 22nd in a series on growing innovative entrepreneurism with Square and 3rd Degree Glass Factory Founcer Jim McKelvey,who discusses LaunchCode.