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Classes and Incentives
- Image via Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition/WXY architecture + urban design
This relates to the "figuring out how to remain employed" part. While a lot of the Coalition's plans center around placing the 57,000 nearby college students in newly created tech positions (which seems fair), they're also laying the groundwork for a coder training program aimed at "entry level through incumbent worker training." The main focus of this will be web developer training (in collaboration with the City Department of Small Business Services), which would, ideally, create jobs while addressing what they see as a lack of available developers on the market.
There are also plans for a larger nonprofit recruiting and training entity called the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Innovation Hub, "designed to meet the education and training needs of technology, creative, media, and advanced manufacturing firms at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, throughout the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, and across the City." Like most things relating to the tech sector, this all sounds relentlessly optimistic, if also, for the time being, a bit vague in places. Still, jobs and balloon rides do sound pretty good.
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