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Businesses on ART Route Get Web Help from CNM Coding Students

November 8, 2016 -- CNM and the City of Albuquerque have established a partnership that is allowing CNM computer coding students to put their skills to work while supporting businesses on Central Avenue that are being affected by the construction of the new Albuquerque Rapid Transit project.

Nov 08, 2016

CNM Ingenuity Software Labs will contract with students of CNM’s Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp to work with business owners who don’t currently have an online presence to create modern, effective websites for their companies. These websites will provide the businesses with an online storefront to attract more customers as well as to inform their customers about potential issues related to ART construction, such as alternative access routes. The websites, which will be provided free of charge to the businesses, will showcase each business’s products or services, and they will encourage visitors to sign up for mailing lists that will allow the businesses to proactively communicate with their customers.

In this win-win partnership, local small business owners will gain a modern website, allowing more potential customers to connect with them and engage in business; CNM students will build their portfolios and gain valuable work experience; and the City of Albuquerque will help business owners along the ART project route.

The students’ work will be overseen by CNM Ingenuity Software Labs and the City’s Economic Development office.