Treehouse is proud to announce the launch of Code Oregon, an exciting new partnership between Worksystems and Treehouse to fill the growing number of tech jobs in Oregon. By 2020, there will be an estimated one million more computer programming jobs in the U.S. than workers to fill them, and 10,000 of those will be in the Portland metro region. To prepare locals with the skills needed to fill the new job opportunities, Treehouse has teamed up with Worksystems – the workforce investment board for the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington Counties – to help build the region’s future technology workforce through the Code Oregon initiative.

“We want to start the Code-to-Work movement, which will take someone from no experience, to job-ready, to a rewarding career all without a degree and zero experience. The rules are all changing. You just don’t need a Computer Science degree any more to get an amazing job in the tech industry.” Ryan Carson, co-founder and CEO of Treehouse. 

Code Oregon will help prepare and guide the next highly skilled and enthusiastic designers and developers towards filling the huge number of jobs that are being created. Treehouse will provide the quality online training that teaches high-demand programming languages, including iOS, Android, HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, and more. Top students will then be identified and WorkSource will provide them with career services, mentoring, and additional training needed to guide them through the next steps towards being job-ready. This Fall, Treehouse and Worksystems will also host a 2014 Jobs Fair, where leading tech companies will interview qualified students for internships, mentoring, and junior developer positions.