MetroNews: Startup company believes area residents can fill high tech jobs

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A start-up company is looking for residents in the region who would be interested in becoming an apprentice to learn the coding language of a large software company.

CentralApp, based in Huntington, has already trained eight eastern Kentucky residents and is now focusing its efforts on West Virginia, CentralApp Chief Creative Officer Jessica Kennedy said.

“We’re training people specifically to speak the Salesforce coding language, to learn how to manage the software development initiatives and these applications within Salesforce and to help clients (of Salesforce),” Kennedy said.

There are a lot of software coding needs in the U.S. but many times companies outsource the jobs to foreign countries where there are a number of obstacles. CentralApp’s goal is to train a workforce in Appalachia, Kennedy said.

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