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WV Forward: Employers Need Tech Workers

In News, News stories, Tech Learningby Jessica Vodden

West Virginia employers report that they need more tech workers according to WV Forward’s McKinsey & Company report. So how can West Virginia produce Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) grads who can step into those jobs? Exciting steps are being taken to close the gap on this in-demand skill set. By pairing West Virginia’s top-notch work ethic and the right …

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Herald-Dispatch: CentralApp launches job training program

In News, News storiesby Jessica Vodden

HUNTINGTON – CentralApp, a West Virginia-based company, is offering job-seekers throughout southern West Virginia the chance to learn high-tech skills – and get paid while doing it. CentralApp says it’s looking for candidates for apprenticeships that will teach participants to develop applications within Salesforce, a digital global business platform. The eight-month career training program will allow workers to develop computer …

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Register-Herald: CentralApp launches ‘learn to earn’ job training program

In News, News storiesby Jessica Vodden

CentralApp, a West Virginia-based company, is offering job-seekers throughout southern West Virginia the chance to learn high-tech skills — and get paid while doing it. CentralApp is looking for candidates for apprenticeships that will teach participants to develop applications within Salesforce, a global business platform. The eight-month career training program will allow workers to develop computer coding skills and earn …

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MetroNews: Startup company believes area residents can fill high tech jobs

In News, News storiesby Jessica Vodden

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A start-up company is looking for residents in the region who would be interested in becoming an apprentice to learn the coding language of a large software company. CentralApp, based in Huntington, has already trained eight eastern Kentucky residents and is now focusing its efforts on West Virginia, CentralApp Chief Creative Officer Jessica Kennedy said. “We’re training people specifically …

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Gazette-Mail: WV’s economic future, potential solutions discussed at Tech Jobs Tour

In News, News storiesby Jessica Vodden

The Tech Jobs Tour made a stop in Charleston Tuesday to help connect the booming technology sector with workers from all backgrounds. But the conversation inevitably shifted to how the Mountain State can adapt in the face of the declining coal economy. “The hardest lift for us has been in economic development,” said Kris Mallory of Reconnecting McDowell, an organization …

EKCEP: Seven interns successfully complete final leg of CentralApp internship

In News, News storiesby Jessica Vodden

Less than nine months after starting the process, each of the seven final interns in a TechHire Eastern Kentucky-affiliated, work-based learning internship in Hazard, Ky., have earned their third Salesforce coding/development certification and are starting new, high-skill tech careers this month. CentralApp Technologies partnered with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) and Teleworks USA to upskill Eastern Kentucky …

EKCEP: Eight Interns Pass Second Phase in Newest TEKY Work-Based Internship

In News, News storiesby Jessica Vodden

Just over five months after taking the first step to new tech careers, seven interns in the latest TechHire Eastern Kentucky-affiliated, work-based learning internship only have one benchmark left to meet before obtaining employment, while an eighth person has already exited the program to a new job. CentralApp Technologies is partnering with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) …

EKCEP: Eight Eastern Kentuckians have completed the first step to dynamic new careers in the tech industry as part of the latest TechHire Eastern Kentucky (TEKY) affiliated work-based learning internship.

In News, News storiesby Jessica Vodden

CentralApp Technologies is partnering with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) and Teleworks USA to assist the interns as they undertake a rigorous, nine-month immersive curriculum compiled and delivered by CentralApp. Eight of the original 10 interns accepted into the internship have successfully completed the first phase of the program, having earned certifications as Administrators for Salesforce, the …