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Persevere Coding Program Provides Full Stack Developer Certification

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March 17, 2023
Persevere Coding Program Provides Full Stack Developer Certification
Twelve Offenders Graduate at Metro Reentry Facility

FORSYTH, Ga. –  On March 17, 2023, 12 Returning Citizens at Metro Reentry Facility received their Full Stack Developer certification after completing an intensive twelve-month boot camp program through Persevere.

"Our goal is to provide returning citizens with the tools and skills necessary to help them reenter society as productive citizens," said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. "I am grateful to our partners at Persevere for affording us this opportunity to improve the lives of our returning citizens through education."

The Persevere Training Program offers instruction in Responsive Web Design, Front End Libraries, Information Security and Assurance, API's and Microservices, Data visualization, and JavaScript algorithms and Data Structures. This certification provides offenders with the skills necessary to succeed in the technology industry while providing a holistic approach to individualized rehabilitation and personal development through education, skills, housing, sustainable employment, family reunification, mental health and substance use assistance.


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