Zip Code Wilmington and JPMorgan Chase Collaborate to Reskill and Create Jobs for More Than Thirty Delawareans
Zip Code Wilmington, a nationally recognized nonprofit software developer training program in Wilmington, D.E., today announced a milestone in its strategic collaboration with JPMorgan Chase to help Delaware job seekers reskill into the technology field and secure full-time employment after completing the 12-week coding bootcamp.
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In 2020, a pandemic year, JPMorgan Chase hired more than 30 Zip Code Wilmington graduates. These graduates had tuition reimbursement covered by the Delaware Governor’s Executive Order 43, Rapid Workforce Training and Redeployment Initiative, which permits the use of federal CARES Act funding to cover employment and training programs for employees impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. This initiative significantly reduces tuition owed by these students.
“We work with several coding bootcamps and reskilling programs throughout the country and Zip Code Wilmington is a great example of how our strategic collaboration is giving Delaware residents jobs now while increasing their career opportunities and earning potential for life,” said Jennifer McDermott, Global Technology Reskilling Lead, JPMorgan Chase. “We look forward to hiring more Zip Code graduates because they possess strong technical skills as well as soft skills that make them excellent team members.”
The Zip Code Wilmington graduates hired by JPMorgan Chase come from diverse backgrounds and have varying career experience. For instance, several recent hires reskilled from customer service roles as casino dealers, restaurant servers, legal support and sales. Other hires previously worked in the engineering, drafting and research fields. Today, these individuals are software engineers at JPMorgan Chase in Delaware.