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Tekmeca launches Cloud Computing Academy
to Help San Franciscans Improve Career Skills and Experience

Non-Profit Organization, Tekmeca, Offers Unique Learning-Training-Mentorship Program for Cloud Computing Skills and Experience to 20 San Francisco Residents

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joined Bay Area technology companies at a TechSF event for the launch of Tekmeca's Cloud Computing Academy, funded by San Francisco's Office of Economic and Workforce Development, which is to provide training as junior-level cloud-based application software engineers to 20 San Francisco non-programmers who are unemployed, low-income, changing careers or otherwise not able to access job skills renewal.

Tekmeca Launch with Mayor Ed LeeEach student is receiving a scholarship in support of a unique learning-training-mentorship program designed to offer junior-level cloud-computing programming skills and general cloud-computing industry familiarity.

Tekmeca has chosen cutting-edge start-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area to provide students with experience of the day-to-day work done in the field, including BruteSoft, Inc, developer of innovative management solutions, and San Jose-based myTAG.

"Partnering with the Cloud Computing Academy allows BruteSoft to share cutting edge technology with the next generation of Bay Area talent as we change the landscape of software delivery within the enterprise environment,” said Neil McGowan, Executive Chairman of BruteSoft, Inc.  “We are excited to be part of the San Francisco community, providing development skills and improving the economic outlook for the participants.”

The Cloud Computing Academy is structured to fit today’s complicated lifestyles, scheduling classes and seminars in the evenings and weekends, while daytime hours are devoted to real-world projects connecting students to engineers from program partners.  Mentors with extensive industry experience are providing guidance and insight to students, as subjects range from cutting-edge software programs to soft skills, such as communications and workplace dynamics. Read more

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