CT Skills Challenge comes to UB on October 14

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Annual event connects students with state’s tech firms.

Connecticut Skills Challenge, a series of coding events that helps tech companies identify and recruit skilled student programmers, will be held at the University of Bridgeport on Friday, October 14. It will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The event, organized by Connecticut Technology Council (CTC), is one of a dozen Connecticut Skills Challenges being held at various Connecticut colleges and universities this fall.

Upon the completion of all 12 events, 50 top student programmers will be invited to a hackathon on Saturday, December 3 to showcase their talent and potentially walk away with a job or internship offer. All students who participate in their local Challenge events will be invited to a job fair that will be held at the final December hackathon.

Supporting companies for the CT Skills Challenge are lead sponsor, A100, and co-sponsors Aquinas Training, Continuity, Core Infomatics, CTNext, Etouches, Kitchen Brains, learntoprogram.tv, New Oak, and Tsunami Tsolutions.  Other collaborating companies include Arccos Golf, GoECart, and Reality Interactive.

“The goal of the Skills Challenge program is to connect our member companies to students seeking employment and internship opportunities. We want to show students the abundant job opportunities right here in Connecticut. We want them to know that they don’t have to leave the state to find great options,” said CTC spokesperson Katie Magboo.

Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203)  576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu

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