ECDSS participates in WNY Tech Skills Initiative

Modified: February 26, 2021 1:06pm

The Erie County Department of Social Services is pleased to announce that it is part of the WNY Tech Skills Initiative, a program aimed at offering free educational and technical skills to prospective workers.

The WNY Tech Skills Initiative is comprised of local businesses as well as civic, government and tech leaders. Related high-growth fields include data analysis, software engineering and related technology roles. Training is conducted through General Assembly (GA). These virtual training programs are free of charge for those who qualify, and preference will be given to individuals who have experienced either a job or financial hardship due to COVID-19. Eligible candidates must be residents of WNY (living in Erie, Niagara, Allegany, Cattaraugus or Chautauqua counties). 

Course topics include Coding, Data Analysis, UX Design and Digital Marketing. Course formats are online, self-led learning; and are held as part of virtual classes, workshops and events. Registration in these training programs will be available through 2021.

To register, text "SKILLS" to (716) 710-6901 or visit

For more information:

On the WNY Tech Skills Initiative, Click Here.

To view a flyer with information and testimonial relating to the WNY Skills Tech Initiative, Click Here

On the ECDSS Empoyment division, Click Here.