(Lander, Wyo) – The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) has awarded Lander technology company PitchEngine with a Pre-Hire Economic Development Grant to provide 30 individuals with the skills needed to secure occupations as software developers in Wyoming.
Administered by DWS, the Workforce Development Training Fund (WDTF) is a unique program that encourages business expansion, enhances employment opportunities within Wyoming and meets the training needs of new and existing businesses in the state. The Pre-Hire Economic Development Grants Program under WDTF provides pre-employment, industry-specific skill training to develop a workforce for businesses or industry when there is a shortage of skilled workers.
“This project supports the diversification of Wyoming’s workforce and Governor Mead’s initiative to expand the state’s technology sector,” said Director of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Joan Evans. “The Department of Workforce Services is looking forward to the opportunities the Wyoming Code Camp will provide for individuals looking to develop information technology skill sets in Wyoming.”
PitchEngine’s eight-week Wyoming Code Camp program will qualify a graduate with the skills needed to accept an entry-level software development position that can pay between $35,000-$40,000 annually. Wyoming Code Camp has partnered with three Wyoming-based employers that have expressed a shortage of the skill sets that the training is designed to meet. These partners have agreed to interview candidates and consider them for employment within their organizations.
The Wyoming Code Camp will hold training sessions in Casper, Riverton and Laramie.