We Can Code IT Students Defer Software and Web Development Tuition Until After Graduation Through Ohio to Work Initiative
We Can Code IT, named “Best Coding Bootcamp” 5- years running, is working with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and JobsOhio to re-skill Ohio workers in tech with no up-front tuition. “This funding assistance is unprecedented,” states We Can Code IT Founder and CEO, Mel McGee. McGee’s tech school, referred to as a “Coding Bootcamp,” rapidly trains adults as software and web developers, then helps them start new careers in I.T. The new partnership with JobsOhio and ODJFS has been dubbed “Ohio to Work.”
The Ohio To Work program has chosen We Can Code IT as one of its tech training providers offering partial grants and scholarships, as well as a new Income-Share Agreement (ISA) funding option to help students cover tuition costs. Students who qualify for the ISA don’t have to repay tuition until they are employed.
Like the rest of the nation, Ohio has experienced historically high job displacement because of the pandemic. According to JobsOhio, more than a million workers across the U.S. were displaced.
Ohio To Work trains workers for jobs and helps connect people with jobs for which they are already qualified.