Zip Code Wilmington partners with youth education group for tech training

Zip Code Wilmington partners with youth education group for tech training
Zip Code Wilmington Executive Director Desa Burton teaches members, alumni, and families about various tech career fields.

by Sabrina Gonzalez

Delaware Business Times
Published March 14, 2024

WILMINGTON – Zip Code Wilmington has partnered with Ed Snider Youth Hockey & Education to offer training support for members, alumni and families. The collaboration will create opportunities for aspiring software developers by offering scholarships and training through Zip Code Wilmington’s award-winning program. By combining resources and expertise, both organizations will be able to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the tech industry.

“We are thrilled to partner with Ed Snider Youth Hockey & Education in this endeavor,” Desa Burton, executive director of Zip Code Wilmington, said. “This collaboration represents a significant step forward in our shared commitment to empowering individuals through education and opportunity. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of aspiring software developers and data engineers, creating lasting impact.”

“Celebrating this partnership with Ed Snider Youth Hockey & Education marks a significant milestone for Zip Code Wilmington,” Ben Dupont, co-founder and president of Zip Code Wilmington, said. “Together, we’re enhancing access to high-quality tech education, nurturing new talent and fostering positive change in our communities.”

This partnership aims to foster meaningful interactions among students, alumni, and industry professionals while utilizing the Flyers’ platform to showcase Zip Code Wilmington’s initiatives to a diverse audience. With over 1,900 foundation students, alumni, families, and 20,000 Flyer fans, the collaboration aims to increase awareness about career opportunities in software development, data engineering, and analytics within the Philadelphia community.

“We are excited to work alongside Zip Code Wilmington in providing our students, alumni and families with access to cutting-edge training and career opportunities in the tech industry,” Scott Tharp, president, Ed Snider Youth Hockey & Education said. “This partnership aligns with our mission to empower individuals through education and support, and we are eager to see the impact it will have on our community.”