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**PRESS RELEASE** SUNY ECC Workforce Development Responds to the Growing Number of Tech Jobs in the Buffalo Market.

SUNY Erie Community College Division of Continuing Education is excited to introduce a new Full Stack Web Development course beginning in September, 2019.

The goal is to meet the growing demand for Tech Jobs in the Buffalo, NY area.

The course is a result of Mark Hoeber, Dean of Continuing Education at SUNY Erie and his own family story. Mark’s son, Jordan, graduated from UB with a degree in computer engineering in 2016. At the time, the lack of suitable employment opportunities in Buffalo forced his son to take a position with Amazon in Seattle, Washington. Since then, the demand for developers in Buffalo has increased significantly. In 2019, his son received several employment offers in his field from the Buffalo area. This enabled him to move back to Buffalo, closer to his family, friends, and fiancé.

In response to the growing demand for tech jobs, SUNY Erie partnered with UB computer science and engineering graduate students to develop the Full Stack Web Development Course. One of the main objectives was to structure the training in a way that simulates the real-world business environment. This 15-week hybrid course will immerse students in highly focused and intensive hands-on on training leading to entry level employment.

The instructor, David Adkins, is Vice President of Technology at The Buffalo News and manages the largest website in the region. David has over 20 years of experience developing websites using a variety of technologies in a variety of industries such as local media, real estate, and payment processing. His dedication and technical expertise enable him to competently assist students with in-person lab and live coding sessions.

There is no doubt, the technology boom for software/web development has finally hit Buffalo hard. ECC’s course covers front and back end web development by implementing the most in-demand technologies and languages such as HTML, CSS, ReactJs, Bootstrap, JQuery, ExpressJs, SQL, and API integration in an agile fashion.

The course is recommended for anyone with an Associate degree or higher who would like to enter the field of web development.