Meagan Michal, September 30, 2020 | 1 min read

Tech Talent South Offering Free Technical Training to Residents of Newport News impacted by COVID-19.



The City of Newport News and Tech Talent South are excited to announce our partnership on a free, remote technical training program for Newport News residents!

Participants will learn the foundations of front-end and back-end software development — how to make websites, mobile apps, and the digital systems upon which businesses rely. The ultimate goal of the program is to create a workforce more capable of remote work, enable digital startups to take root in Newport News, and make it easier for technology-centric companies to take advantage of Newport News’s pro-business environment and low cost of doing business.

Recruitment specialists will help prepare graduates to apply and compete for entry-level technology and tech-adjacent roles. Program graduates can be found in roles such as Software Engineer, Business Analyst, Application Developer, Quality Assurance, Salesforce Administrator, and more.

Using federal funds made available through the Department of Treasury funded CARES Act, the City of Newport News will cover the cost of tuition for the entire class of 25 participants. Newport News residents of all ages and backgrounds who were financially impacted by COVID-19 are invited to apply, especially workers who were laid off due to the pandemic. The application is now live and accessible at

Class is scheduled to begin October 12th. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.




As a valued member of the Tech Talent South community, we are honored to share this opportunity with you first. Please spread the word to your network. For those interested in recruiting graduates of this program, you can learn more hereThank you for your time and contribution to our community!