Our Talk with Pittsburgh Business Times

Wed. Dec 16, 2020 - by Josh Studl

We were glad to talk with Julia Mericle with the Pittsburgh Business Times about Turbine, our awesome collaboration with the fantastic folks at CCAC Workforce Development, and where we’re going with the product.

Upstream Coding finds new uses for its digital learning management system

Pittsburgh-based Upstream Coding, a software development bootcamp, created its Turbine learning management system platform as a way to house curriculum and operate its programming.

However, Upstream soon realized a target market for Turbine itself in supporting employee training and upskilling.

Upstream started collaborating with the Community College of Allegheny County Workforce program in September and recently established a partnership with the college to run almost all professional development courses through the platform, according to Josh Studl, co-founder of Upstream. Now, Upstream and CCAC plan to launch a “joint tech-centric upskilling and training initiative” in January or February 2021.

“We envision it as a regional workforce development and upskilling initiative to deliver job-ready technical programming and web development skills that are in-demand today,” Studl said. “We will be in-demand from the viable employers of the post-pandemic economy, and for the higher-wage jobs where these value-add skills can drive up productivity.”

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