By Kevin Lawver
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There’s been a lot of interest in the GA Tech Coding Bootcamp that’s starting in January. I heard earlier this week that WorkSource Georgia was working with Georgia Tech on grants for individuals and businesses to make the almost $10,000 price tag (which is pretty reasonable compared to other bootcamps) more affordable. I don’t have all the details, but I do have some! Since I haven’t seen them anywhere else online, and the breakfast to introduce them isn’t until 12/2, here’s what I know:

For Companies:

  • Any company in the 10 “Coastal Region” counties is eligible.
  • In order to receive the grant, under the “Incumbent Worker Training” program, the employee has to have been with the company for 6 months.
  • The funding is different depending on the company size:
    • 50 or fewer employees: 90% of training-related costs
    • 51 – 100 employees: 75% of training-related costs
    • > 100 employees: 50% of training-related costs
  • More details about the Incumbent Worker Training program.

For Individuals:

The only info I have is that if you make less than $13,000 a year, there’s a program called the Individual Training Account that can provide up to $6,000 towards the program, which, I don’t quite understand and will try to get more info on. It seems a little misguided to cover 90% of training for people who are already employed by small businesses vs only 61% for people who make just over minimum wage. But, hey, it’s better than nothing. I had a hard time finding any real info on the Individual Training Accounts, so I would call WorkSource Coastal for more info or questions.

If there’s anyone out there who has some extra cash and would like to fill in the gap between the $6,000 and $10,000, I’m sure we can find some deserving budding developers we could find.

That is literally all I know about it. If you have questions or would like more details, you can call WorkSource Coastal at 912-675-8178.

Let’s grow some developers!!


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