RAYMUS FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH BAY VALLEY TECH TO EXPAND FREE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER TRAINING

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Bay Valley Code Academy

Bay Valley Code Academy

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Our partnership with Bay Valley Tech will dramatically improve the future of young people in our community, catapulting these students to greater heights and allowing them to reinvest locally.

—Alex Sugar

MODESTO, CALIF., USA, Nov. 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recognizing the importance of teaching digital skills to drive positive socio-economic change, The Antone and Marie Raymus Foundation is partnering with Bay Valley Tech to expand its tuition-free code academy – adding training capacity at a crucial time as businesses in the Central Valley and beyond continue to experience severe shortages of tech workers. The accelerating pace of technology adoption by large companies in traditionally non-tech sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture, construction, logistics, healthcare and finance, is creating huge opportunities for workers willing to acquire new digital skills.

The Raymus Foundation has a strong tradition of innovation, generously supporting many of the Central Valley’s most effective and crucial community programs for over 25 years. The foundation awarded millions of dollars in grants to organizations benefiting the region last year alone. “We are thrilled to partner with Bay Valley Tech for the benefit of Central Valley residents. Tech jobs are some of the highest paying in the country and can be transformative for local families, explained Raymus Foundation senior coordinator Alex Sugar. “Bay Valley Tech’s highly effective program not only equips local residents with new, in-demand tech skills, but the organization strives to further ensure student success by connecting them with a supportive tech community, internships software, interview preparation workshops and networking opportunities with employers. ”

Bay Valley Tech began training hundreds of students in Manteca, Tracy, Stockton, Modesto, Sacramento, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Many Bay Valley Tech alumni now work at leading companies such as E&J Gallo and publicly traded Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL). The expanding tech workforce is already attracting more tech companies to the Central Valley. Studies show that adding just 100 tech workers to a city will drive billions in new economic activity for that region. In addition to stimulating the local economy, Bay Valley Tech’s free training program also helps underrepresented groups participate in the lucrative tech economy. Currently, more than 40% of Code Academy students are Latino and one-third are female, and 50% of students come from households earning less than $40,000 a year.

“While other code academies charge up to $15,000 for their programs, Bay Valley Tech continues to offer our training courses for free thanks to the vision and generosity of supporters like the Antone and Marie Raymus Foundation. This partnership comes at a crucial time as we build a job-creating technology ecosystem and demand for the Code Academy grows. More and more people are realizing the life-changing impact tech salaries can have on their families,” said Bay Valley Tech founder Phillip Lan.

Interest in expanding transformative technology education initiatives such as coding boot camps and software development internships is growing. The Raymus Foundation joins other partners at Bay Valley Tech, Stanislaus County Office of Education, Stanislaus State University, Oak Valley Community Bank, Takapa Media, Workforce Development- County Works, City of Modesto Schools, and many others who are working to leverage technology to improve prospects in the area.

According to Alex Sugar, “We believe that our partnership with Bay Valley Tech will significantly improve the future of young people in our community. We are convinced that these knowledge tools provided by Bay Valley Tech will propel these students to greater heights and allow them to reinvest locally.

About the Antone and Marie Raymus Foundation
The Raymus Foundation was established in 1989 with the goal of bringing about positive social change in the areas of education, health, and cultural enrichment in San Joaquin County. Today, the Foundation has expanded its funding and now awards grants throughout the Central Valley of California. Last year alone, the Foundation disbursed millions of dollars in grants.
www.fondationraymus.org

About Bay Valley Tech
Bay Valley Tech is a fast growing tech incubator and free coding academy and coding bootcamp, training students in modern coding skills and connecting them with potential employers in cities across the Bay Area/ the Central Valley such as Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, San Francisco and Pleasanton. Bay Valley Tech also supports technology initiatives such as Women Techmakers, Valley Hackathon, Tech Connect, Valley Agtech, and numerous software developer meetups and K-12 coding programs.
www.bayvalleytech.com

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