Jessica Teaford adds value to her skill set with AIM Code School

September 16, 2020

Jessica Teaford

As a graphic designer and project manager, Jessica Teaford knew a thing or two about creativity and problem solving.

So after she was laid off from her job last fall, the Omaha native put those skills to the test and learned to code through AIM Code School.

“I really wanted to add value to my skill set,” said Teaford, 25, who has a degree in graphic design and advertising from University of Nebraska Omaha. “A lot of employers seek those web design skills out. It’s something everyone is looking for.

In October, Teaford began AIM Code School’s Foundations of Web Development course. The accredited class, which meets at night, focuses on the building blocks of websites: HTML, CSS and basic Javascript.

10 weeks later, when the course wrapped up, she was confident in her skills and eager to learn more.

Even better, Teaford found new employment at Clark Creative Group as a graphic and digital designer, who assists with website updates.

While it may seem like an intimidating field, it’s a great option for many, says Emily Matis, AIM Code School director.

“Anyone can do tech,” Matis said. “That’s a lesson our instructors tell our students all the time — You can do it, you are capable of doing it, and we’re giving you the tools to be able to succeed.”

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