Innovation Lab offers free web design, coding courses for young adults

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The Innovation Lab located in Sunset Park’s Industry City is trying to encourage young adults to pursue jobs in the tech industry.

The 12-week program offers free courses in the fundamentals of web design and coding for people aged 18 to 24.

“Just having this resource here for free is really good because some of these programs can cost thousands of dollars, and you are not necessarily guaranteed a job after you have to pay off those debt,” says assistant teacher Matthew Soto.

Soto was initially a participant in this program. Once he graduated, he got an internship at Time, and through that work, he was able to get a job at the Innovation Lab.

He says people can call or come to the Innovation Lab to sign up for the next semester.

“Give it a try,” says Soto. “It won't hurt you and I think it will be very beneficial to you in helping you find your direction.”

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