We’re excited to announce the launch of Callers to Coders, an innovative new tech training pathway that helps career changers and veterans upskill themselves into IT careers. This yearlong program teaches call center employees the technical skills they need to get a higher paying tech job.
During the workday, participants undergo five AIM Code School modules that build on one another: the fundamentals of hardware & software; Python; data science; front-end web development; and full-stack programming. Employees earn their normal wages while in class, and the sponsoring employer pays for the training.
Physicians Mutual is sending five students through the program, which begins the last week of February.
This is great news. Not just for the local tech talent workforce, but for the employees and their families. In October, a CNBC/SurveyMonkey Workplace Happiness Survey of 8,155 workers found that 90 percent of tech workers are very or at least somewhat satisfied with their job. That same survey found that tech workers report higher pay, better career advancement opportunities, and feel more valued in the workplace than workers in other fields.