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Entry-Level Java Training Aims to Fill Thousands of Jobs

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Austin Community College and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce are recruiting individuals for a new Java development training program to help meet a growing need for computer programmers.

According to the Chamber, the Austin area had more than 7,600 programmer-related job openings in a one-month period this fall; information technology positions made up nearly 20 percent of all openings posted in that time. Half of the top ten posted positions are in the IT field, paying an annual salary up to $96,530.

“By offering a fast-track program, ACC is doing exactly what we need to make sure our workforce is prepared for the jobs that are available,” says Drew Scheberle, the chamber’s senior vice president of education and talent development. “This kind of training makes Austin more attractive to tech companies, which is a win for our community as a whole.”

ACC’s Java Development Program is offered through the Continuing Education Division. Prior IT knowledge isn’t necessary, but students who demonstrate certain competencies can move ahead more quickly. The program takes seven to nine months to complete and includes internship and portfolio development opportunities. The training costs less than half of comparable programs, and ACC offers students the choice of a daytime or evening program.

“The design of our program allows students the flexibility to keep working while they’re completing their studies,” says Mike Midgley, vice president of instruction for ACC. “Students will be ready for entry-level programming jobs and a new career that’s in high demand.”

The next Java Development series begins Jan. 28 (daytime) and Feb. 4 (evening). For more information, visit the Continuing Education website.

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5 Responses to “Entry-Level Java Training Aims to Fill Thousands of Jobs”

  1. Martha says:

    Yes, I am interested in attending the February 4th evening session and would like information on cost, payment plan option, and especially information on the internship and portfolio development opportunities.

    Thank you!

  2. Justin says:

    Trying to find a intro class to register thats not distance learning. Can you please advise me in the next course offering for the intro class. It seems all the ones are soldout.

  3. Mustapha Azoug says:

    I’m interested in the program, please provide me more information about the program and if there is any payment plan .

  4. syed says:

    pls give me the complete information reg java dev series training for jan 28 batch.along with fee structure.
    thankx
    syed

  5. David oshoko says:

    Interested in more information about the program
    -hiring companies
    -job titles
    -salaries