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August 22, 2023

Bergen Community College Partners with Upright Education to Develop the Region’s Technology Workforce

Bergen Community College will build upon its recent launch of a cybersecurity bootcamp for local residents seeking to gain a foothold in the industry by expanding its partnership with Upright Education to offer additional technology-centric programs. The collaboration aims to address the rising demand for technology training in Bergen County and bridge the skills gap for a multitude of open job positions in the region.

Bergen County, known for its diverse population and robust economy, has experienced a significant surge in technology employment. According to a recent LinkedIn’s Jobs report, there are currently 2,000+ job openings within Bergen County for entry-level Software Development, UX/UI Design, Tech Sales, Digital Marketing and Data Analytics roles.In response, Bergen and Upright will offer comprehensive bootcamp programs within each of these areas.

"Our collaboration with Bergen Community College represents a crucial milestone in addressing the urgent demand for tech talent in Bergen County. Through our bootcamp programs in Software Development, UX/UI Design, Tech Sales, Digital Marketing, and Data Analytics, we aim to equip individuals from diverse backgrounds with the skills needed to succeed in these open job roles. By combining our expertise in technology training with the academic resources and community support provided by Bergen Community College, we can effectively bridge the skills gap and create a talent pipeline to support the local economy." - Benny Boas, CEO of Upright Education

Starting September, 2023, courses will be scheduled monthly and are delivered entirely online by instructors, teaching assistants, and mentors. Instruction hours are designed for the working professional, but full-time options are also available for learners interested in a more accelerated pathway. For a limited time, prospective students will receive special discounts.

To learn more about the bootcamp programs, visit techworkforce.bergen.edu.

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