The NewForce Model
Proudly building America's innovation workforce in the heart of Appalachia
with the toughest, most industrious talent pool in the nation
Companies that rely on technology to do business face a major challenge that can make or break their success: the ability to consistently access a well-trained, dedicated, and affordable workforce.
Beyond that fundamental challenge there are other obstacles. NewForce seeks to develop enterprise ready programming skills in its cohorts of talented, committed individuals. Equally important to meeting the demands of today’s fast-paced work environment, the NewForce curriculum includes the development of critical thinking skills and the team-based experiences necessary to compete in today's fast-paced work environment. Unfilled positions and unprepared employees cost companies resources and revenue through in-house training and frequent turnover.
NewForce is a competitive 6-month training program working to solve this employment gap by creating qualified candidates and connecting them with innovative companies.
At the end of each cohort, NewForce hosts Demo Day to celebrate the accomplishments gained throughout the six-months. Students demonstrate their solo capstone projects. Employer and community partners meet students individually, explore projects, examine code, and take home resumes. In light of COVID-19, Demo Day will be held virtually.
NewForce Graduates possess
Technical Talent Pipeline
NewForce builds West Virginia's innovation workforce by training employees and connecting them with innovative employers.
Graduates are qualified to work as junior, full-stack software or web developers and fill positions including:
- Software developer
- Web developer
- Mobile application developer
NewForce is made possible by partnerships with employers, community colleges, and nonprofits to ensure West Virginians have the right tech skills for companies who are ready to hire in the Mountain State.