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The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Monroe College to establish the Flushing Tech Boot Camp.  Members of the Flushing Chamber are be eligible for tuition discounts.

The goal of the Tech Boot Camp is to help meet the growing demand for information technology (IT) professionals with enhanced technical knowledge and coding skills.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates job openings for software developers and web developers will grow more than 20 percent.

“We are excited to partner with the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce to offer convenient and affordable program in the Flushing community to those interested in gaining the essential coding and technical skills required for entry-level or early-career IT positions,” said Evan Jerome, Senior Vice President at Monroe College.

The Flushing Tech Boot Camp offers students two five-week Introductory courses and one 10-week Foundation course focusing on software development and coding for today’s digital economy. Instruction for beginners is given in HTML5, CSS3 and Java Script for Responsive Web Design. Advanced student continue into tracks focusing on Mobile App Development, Open Source Web Technologies, and Microsoft Technologies.

“We’re happy to partner with Monroe College to expand opportunities in the fast-growing fields of web services and application development,” stated John Choe, the Executive Director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce.  “Flushing, Queens is the most dynamic and diverse community in the United States, and we have the talent and the international connections to develop the most innovative technology hub in the country.”

The Tech Boot Camp’s first introductory course, Foundation Class, will begin on Saturday, October 15th and run for ten weeks. The three career track programs will follow in January.  Classes will be held at Monroe College’s Queens Extension Center, which is located at 135-16 Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing and is easily accessible via the 7 subway train. Complimentary parking is available for enrollees at the Sheraton La-Guardia East Hotel.

To register, please call 800-556-6676 or 914-740-6614 or email queens@monroecollege.edu.

ABOUT MONROE COLLEGE

Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in- class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe is among the leading higher education institutions in the country for graduating minority students.

Monroe’s Extension Center in Flushing, Queens offers graduate courses within the Master’s of Business Administration (MBA), Master’s of Criminal Justice and Master’s of Public Health programs through its King Graduate School. Its Undergraduate Bridge Program allows residents living and working in the area to take undergraduate courses at its school and begin the process of earning a degree. The site also offers ESL courses to residents of Queens. For additional information or questions on course enrollment, please contact the Queens Extension Center’s Admissions Office at 914-740-6614 or queens@monroecollege.edu.

ABOUT THE GREATER FLUSHING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership association that seeks to expand economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of our community through advocacy, networking, and education. For more information, please visit flushingchamber.nyc.

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