CoBiz Richmond sponsoring training for future web, app developers

Photo courtesy of Qwasar at Cañada College.

Interested in becoming a full stack developer?

CoBiz Richmond is sponsoring a 9-month full stack developer program for five individuals via a sponsorship with Qwasar Silicon Valley, Canada College and Big Picture Anthems.

The program prepares students for in-demand jobs — Qwasar graduates have enjoyed a 95 percent job placement rate as of March 21.

Ideal candidates for sponsorship would be diverse, with a passion for technology and an ability to commit to the program for nine months. No coding experience is required and age is not a barrier. Applications for the program are due by Aug. 14 (click here to apply). The program starts Aug. 23.

So what is a full stack developer? They are experts in both the front-end and back-end of the components that make up a website or app. The front-end is the visible parts of a website or app, while the back-end involves “under the hood” databases and infrastructure. A full stack developer possesses “knowledge in both front-end and back-end languages and frameworks, as well as in server, network and hosting environments,” CoBiz said.

“Employers, especially in the Bay Area, are looking for developers who know how to work on all the parts of a site,” CoBiz said. “The Qwasar: Full Stack Developer program at Cañada College will teach students the scope of skills necessary to become a starting full stack developer.”   

To register for the program without receiving a CoBiz sponsorship, click here.

CoBiz, a 9,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, shared workspace, co-working space, and business incubator located at 1503 Macdonald Avenue, is a project of the Chevron Richmond Refinery’s eQuip Richmond initiative. The eQuip Richmond initiative is a multi-year, $10 million investment funding economic strategies to bolster communities in Richmond and North Richmond by encouraging small business development, preparing residents for the workforce and creating pathways to sustainable, living wages and careers in growth industries.