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    The local technology industry is booming, providing great opportunity to keep Portland working. Information technology occupations exist within and across every sector and the sector is a significant contributor to the advancement, stability and vitality of the local economy. High projected growth provides ample employment opportunities and high wages support the prosperity of the region's population. The tech industry is expected to grow 32% with 10,000 new jobs projected by 2022. To prepare for these jobs, job seekers much have the right mix of skills to help them find and keep work. Most...// Read more
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    Code Oregon is an innovative training program dedicated to teaching 10,000 Portland Metro residents how to code and prepare them for rewarding careers in software development, front and back-end web development, and design. Online courses are available in coding languages such as Android, HTML, CSS, Apple’s iOS, WordPress, PHP, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, and others and the training is offered for free through funding from Worksystems and the State of Oregon. President Obama includes Code Oregon in Tech Hire initiative ! As individuals build their skills they can receive additional mentoring,...// Read more