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West Virginia Coding & Cyber Summit Set For Oct. 12 In South Charleston

September 5, 2017

TechConnectWV, in partnership with U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, will host the West Virginia Coding & Cyber Summit from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 12 at the BridgeValley Advanced Technology Center in South Charleston, WV.

To register, click here or on the link below.

Over 200,000 software coding jobs are unfilled in the U.S. right now, and that number is expected to climb sharply as technology continues to advance at an exponential rate.  Half of the highest-paying jobs in America now require some level of software coding skills, market analysis shows.  The good news is that while many of these jobs require a four-year degree, thousands of jobs will be open to individuals who receive certification through multi-week boot camps.

Join us on October 12 to learn more about the possibilities for West Virginia to prepare workers for these jobs.

West Virginia’s United States Senators will share their views on how West Virginia’s workforce can play a greater role in the high-tech economy

Hear about exciting new steps that are being taken to train a new high-tech workforce

Learn about successful training programs and potential employment opportunities in the areas of computer coding and cybersecurity

Listen to tech and gig-economy leaders about how West Virginians can benefit from the new virtual tech economy and workplace

Find ways to mobilize your communities to benefit from “hereshoring” job and economic development opportunities

AGENDA DETAILS:  To view the agenda, click here.

TO REGISTER:  Please register early; space is limited.  Online registration for the Summit will be accepted through Tuesday, October 10. Onsite registration will be accepted, as space allows, beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 12.

Early bird registration fee (through October 5):  $80.00

Registration fee (October 6-12):  $90.00

Lunch will be provided.

To register, click here or on the link below.

TechConnect thanks our Sponsors for their generous support:

Co-Sponsor:  Intuit Corporation

Silver Level Sponsor:  Science & Research Division,WV Higher Education Policy Commission

Bronze Level Sponsor: IBM

Sponsorships are still available; to learn more, click here and contact Anne Barth at anne@techconnectwv.org or (304)-444-2918.

Exhibit space is available–click here to learn more.