Move over, Silicon Valley. Silicon Holler is ready for its debut into the technology world.
With the addition of a brand-new, tuition-free coding school in the city, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams is not joking when he says Appalachia is poised to be the next Silicon Valley.
“It’s in our DNA,” Williams said Thursday at the program launch.
“What we’ve got to do is create the system as we are, so we are certainly excited to fast-track these students’ careers to be able to move into something. … Make no mistake about it — we won’t run second fiddle to anyone. Just because they started at Silicon Valley and advanced to Boston and New York doesn’t mean we can’t ramp up very quickly and show we are providing a competitive edge.”
New Force is a new six-month intensive technology training program developed in partnership by Mountwest Community and Technical College and Generation West Virginia, with support from the West Virginia Technical College System and Jobcase…