Year Up is requesting support to replicate our most successful career track in Philadelphia. In Wilmington, Delaware, we partner with Zip Code to train young adults for internships as junior program developers. The students learn Java Coding, one of the one of the highest paying languages in the industry. Currently, there is no similar program in Philadelphia.
Zip Code has committed to teaching the program in Philadelphia, to developing the curriculum and to managing the instructors. Year Up will recruit the students, internship seats, corporate partners and help the graduates find jobs. The program will be based at Peirce College. The students will receive 366 hours of instruction in computer math, hardware storage, hardware memory, hardware servers, object-oriented programming and design. In Delaware, the average starting salary for Year Up graduates specializing in coding is $60,010. In Philadelphia, your support benefits our students, their families and communities.