EDC launches Tech Accelerator Training Initiative, first course in HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Submitted by The San Juan County Economic Development Council.

The San Juan County Economic Development Council, in an effort to train local workers into high-wage, skilled tech jobs, has launched a Tech Accelerator Training Initiative to serve island youth, unemployed and underemployed workers, and business owners needing technological assistance for their enterprises. This initiative has been launched by the EDC in partnership with the Town of Friday Harbor, San Juan County, and the Raynier Institute.

The first tech training course offered will be in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, launching in June of this year. The course will be offered online through Johns Hopkins University, and a cohort of students will meet each week with an EDC advisor to achieve successful benchmarks, working on their own schedules.

In the course, participants will work from the ground up, learning the basics of modern web pages with HTML and CSS. By the end of the course, students will utilize JavaScript to build a fully functionable web application. Instruction is open to participants from San Juan County over 18 years old who are looking to enter careers in the web development field.

The course is broken into weekly assignments that can be completed on one’s own schedule. The EDC will host advisory meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., from June 14 to July 21, 2022, via Zoom. These meetings will give participants the opportunity to work through course assignments as a group, ask questions, and discuss course materials. The EDC will cover all course costs, apart from a required $50 application fee.

Details: HTML/CSS/JavaScript course will run from June 14 through July 21, 2022. For information or to register, please visit https://sanjuansedc.org/tech. For questions, please contact the EDC’s Tech Training Coordinator Jillian Urbach at (360) 378-2906, or jillian@sanjuansedc.org.

The EDC thanks their partners in their Tech Accelerator Training Initiative: The Town of Friday Harbor, San Juan County and the Raynier Institute.

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) strives to support small rural enterprises, and conduct projects to stimulate new job creation, strengthen the economic base for working families, and support overall quality of life for islanders.