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EHS Students Complete Resilient Coders Training

Mayor DeMaria and Rep. McGonagle Join Celebration

Through a partnership with the MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB), 19 Everett High School (EHS) students have graduated from a fast-paced, high-visibility computer coding boot camp called “Resilient Coders.” The students were recognized during a ceremony inside the Crimson Café on Monday, May 13. Featured speakers included Mayor Carlo DeMaria and State Representative Joseph McGongale, both of whom have played pivotal roles in securing funding for, and advocating on behalf of, career training and the new academy/pathway model at EHS.
Graduates Ahmed Alananzeh and Jere Pelletier Jr. spoke to the audience about how fulfilling, engaging, and useful the training proved to be, while Interim Superintendent Janice Gauthier delivered congratulations on behalf of the district.
MassHire MNWB CEO Sunny Schwartz, MassHire Youth Programs Specialist Heather Derby, and Resilient Coders instructor Emilio Murilio were also on hand to applaud the students for completing the rigorous and prestigious course.

The following students received their certificates of completion on May 13:
Ahmed Alananzeh
Trinidad Jean Baptiste
Kiiya Johnson-Booth
Frank Calascibetta
Angel Coto
Anthony Devito
Evan Dupuis

Sheila Felissaint
Nicholas Howe
Prince Mahmud
Brian Menacho
Gregory Nelson
Jahlen Nelson
Jere Pelletier Jr.
Rothsaida Sylvaince
Touran Tashkin
Minh Tran
Brandon Vaquerano
Tacha Vixama

Students in the 10-week Resilient Coders program were paid to attend six hours of instruction every week, including web design, mobile app creation, and game development. Students learned and applied a variety of programming languages currently used by industry leaders, including JavaScript, Android Studio, and HTML. They developed a portfolio of work that can help them secure a job in computer, information technology or related fields. In fact, two of the graduates have already secured employed related to the coursework they completed through Resilient Coders.
Besides coding instruction and job readiness training, Everett students also received workplace experiences in the form of guest speakers and mock interviews. Innovative partnerships like this align with the high school’s college and career readiness mission to prepare students for lucrative, in-demand jobs in the local economy.
Resilient Coders is a Boston-based organization dedicated to promoting a diverse workforce in the local tech economy. The MNWB provides employers with the workforce they need to effectively compete in the changing world economy and enables area residents to gain the skills to maximize their economic self-sufficiency. MassHire has partnered with the City of Everett and EHS on a number of career awareness and readiness programs in the past.

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