Twenty local students will be awarded full scholarships through The City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development in what will be the program’s inaugural class.
San Francisco-based nonprofit tech developer Tekmeca will train and mentor the scholarship students in basic skills at the Cloud Computing Academy. The career-skills development program is designed to strengthen the career skills and prospects of local workers, improve the local talent pipeline and promote general civic benefits, according to Tekmeca.
“Our educational theory is to provide information about cloud computing, training in real-world projects and mentorships with engineers to develop job skills,” said Paul Nguyen, co-founder and educational director of Tekmeca. “I want to give these students the information they need to start contributing today and the foundation they need to continue their education tomorrow.”
Unemployed or underemployed San Francisco residents 18 years and older are eligible to apply for the scholarships.
The deadline for application is March 15. The 20 winners will be announced March 22.
To find out more about the program, or to apply, go to www.tekmeca.org.