Building a tech economy in West Virginia that works for everyone

NewForce is a six-month, full-time, tuition-free coding school based out of Huntington, West Virginia. In light of COVID-19, NewForce is currently remote.

We train people with no prior coding experience, prepare them for their first tech job, and connect them with open, entry-level software development jobs here in the Mountain State. NewForce is a full-time program and classes run from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday over Zoom.

Software developers solve real-world problems with code. We build tools that make everyday people’s lives easier. This is an incredibly rewarding career field if you love solving problems, working on teams, and learning new things. We train people from all different backgrounds-- teachers, fast food workers, house painters, and accountants, just to name a few. Our graduates make a median salary of $44,000 right out of our program, with salaries ranging up to $90,000 for more senior developers in West Virginia.

We know that the tech industry will shape the future. We want West Virginians to have a place in that future. Through our immersive curriculum, NewForce students build applications for a mock company, collaborate on teams, and graduate with in-demand software development skills and direct connections to open jobs.

Applications are open to West Virginia residents only.

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Cohort Six


  • 1

    Applications Open

    Applications open on March 15, 2022. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2022.

  • 2

    Admission Interviews

    Admission interviews occur April 25–May 13, 2022. The deadline to accept or decline offers is May 22, 2022.

  • 3

    Classes Begin

    Classes begin on June 6, 2022. Students will join their cohort and instructors in a virtual classroom every weekday from 9am-4pm.

  • 4

    Demo Day

    Classes end in January 2023. NewForce hosts Demo Day for potential employers.

Applications are now closed for Cohort Six. Please sign up to be notified when the next NewForce cohort is open for applications.

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Impact Statistics

Increasing Opportunity

Placement Rate

86% of our job seeking graduates work in software development within six months of graduating

Median Salary

NewForce grads make a median starting salary of $45,000 within six months of graduating

Stay in WV

100% of our placed graduates work for companies based in West Virginia

Student Testimonials

See what our graduates are saying

Sydney Wait, Program Graduate

New Force was an amazing opportunity to learn a new skill set in a relatively short amount of time. The fact that it was free was icing on the cake! My favorite part was realizing just how much I could learn in 6 months, and gaining life-long friends and connections.

Joshua Havey, Program Graduate

My favorite part was building my front-end capstone. Working on a project for two weeks. Struggling with it and fixing bugs everyday then finally getting to see the end product of it, and being proud of it, was just so awesome.

Bobby Fitzpatrick, Program Graduate

NewForce offered everything I needed. They offered education in a completely different process by giving theory and its application. Simultaneously, they offered structure and the assistance with tuition was great.

Nikki Ash, Program Graduate

I was in class with and learning from some of the smartest people I know. They all were a blast to work with and working with them allowed me to learn so much more.

Seriously consider NewForce if you...

✔︎ are a problem-solver
✔︎ can work through challenges and don’t give up easily
✔︎ are curious, creative, and love learning new skills
✔︎ can work under pressure and take constructive feedback
✔︎ can work well on a team and like helping others succeed
✔︎ teach yourself new skills and like to learn
✔︎ have coding experience but want to have what it takes to get hired at a tech company
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