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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Missouri Job Center Partners with The Geek Foundation to Offer IT Training


September 18, 2020
Contact: Katherine Trombetta
417-841-3389 or 417-880-6306
[email protected]

Missouri Job Center Partners with The Geek Foundation to Offer IT Training

The Missouri Job Center is partnering with The Geek Foundation to offer classes in IT and web development, free to those who meet eligibility guidelines. Classes meet two nights per week and are tailored to adults wanting to change careers and get into the field of Information Technology and Web Development.

The Develop Yourself IT Class is a 24-week class that prepares students to take the CompTIA A+ exam and equips students with skill sets needed for entry-level IT job opportunities. The Develop Yourself Full-Stack Web Development Class is 20 weeks and trains in JavaScript, Java, and the foundational programming concepts needed for Front-End and Full-Stack Web Developer careers. Both classes begin October 27 and will be offered at multiple locations. Childcare options available upon request.

“The Geek Foundation strives to create accessible education for underrepresented members of the community and was founded on principles of diversity inclusiveness and a genuine desire to always keep learning,” said cofounder Krista Peryer. “We are excited to partner with the Missouri Job Center to bring more awareness of these opportunities that encourage women and minorities to get into the field of information technology ,” she added.

For more information on how to enroll, contact Cody Naeger, Senior Workforce Development Specialist, at [email protected] or call 417-841-3319. To learn more about the different programs The Geek Foundation offers, email [email protected]

For media requests, please contact Katherine Trombetta at 417-841-3389 or 417-880-6306, [email protected]


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