The Official Website of the State of West Virginia

NewForce Program Helps Nurture Software Development Careers in West Virginia


Generation West Virginia’s NewForce program, a Huntington-based, tuition-free, software development school, prepares West Virginians with no prior computer coding experience for a career in software development.

The full-time program, which is currently accepting applications from residents across the state, lasts six months. It was formed as a collaboration between the West Virginia Community and Technical College System and members of the Nashville Software School in Tennessee. West Virginians, regardless of age or background, can receive training in programming and career skills.

“It can be a little daunting because of the amount of information you learn.
However, the instructors do an unparalleled job at not only teaching the information, but setting the foundations for people to be successful in the field,” said Stephen Avila, a software engineer at Core 10 and recent graduate of the NewForce program.

Read more at WV Public Broadcasting: