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NYC Web Developer Fellowship Offers Free Training

The Mayor’s Office and Department of Small Business Services has launched the NYC Web Development Fellowship, designed to help New Yorkers with little to no experience start a career in web development. Graduates from the Fellowship will be able to create web-based software applications that power internet services like Twitter, Tribeca Film Festival and The New York Times. This program will allow New Yorkers to get training from The Flatiron School at no cost – a program that normally charges students $12,000. Only 28 students will be selected for each class, after a competitive application process.

“As one of the fastest growing sectors in New York City, tech businesses need skilled talent to succeed,” said Rob Walsh, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services. “Helping both the City’s job seekers and tech businesses, the NYC Web Development Fellowship trains adults with no previous experience with web development and helps connect them to available jobs in the tech sector.”

In order to be eligible, participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Live in New York City
  • Have no prior employment (full-time or part-time) as a web developer
  • Currently earn less than $50,000 a year (or be unemployed)
  • Meet all federal selective service requirements (see www.sss.gov), if applicable

Interested? Act fast! Deadline to apply is September 18 at 11:59PM. Details here.