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Earlier this month, Coding Dojo and Bellevue College announced a partnership in the form of a 12-week program of coding classes designed for working professionals. Taught by the Bellevue-based coding bootcamp at Bellevue College, the program teaches the full Python programming stack, including web development and front-end programming with CSS and HTML.

“At a time when Washington state has tens of thousands of unfilled technology jobs, this partnership between BCCE and Coding Dojo couldn’t be more beneficial,” Brett Greene, founder and CEO of the regional technology networking community New Tech Northwest, said in a statement. “Both organizations have a great track record of providing quality education to students who graduate into jobs with a high demand for their skillsets. This is a win on many fronts.”

The program — called the Python Developer Accelerator — begins Nov. 4 and is a part of Bellevue College’s Continuing Education (BCCE) division, which serves educational needs of businesses, industries, and community. To make courses accessible, the 12-week program will use a hybrid online/on-site model that accumulates to eight hours per week of direct instruction and lab work, all on nights and weekends so students can continue to work a day job while learning.

“Our mission is to expand access to computer programming literacy and the life-changing economic opportunities that come with it,” said Richard Wang, CEO of Coding Dojo. “By working with Bellevue College Continuing Education, we can give more aspiring software developers the chance to realize their dream though effective and cost-efficient training. It’s a natural fit.”

BCCE hopes to offer more programs like the Python Developer Accelerator through its new Software Coding Series; executive director of BCCE, Jennifer Sohonie, said that the division “will continue to bolster our educational courses and work with innovative partners like Coding Dojo to make significant impact on workforce development locally, and across the country.”

Those interested in developing software skills through the Python Developer Accelerator can visit this website for more information.