cttech codelogoFairfield: To boost student software coding skills, the Connecticut Technology Council is running the second annual Skills Challenge.

And for Connecticut technology companies in need of skilled employees, the event is a chance to check out the best talent the state’s colleges and universities have to offer in terms of computer coders.

This past April, the first competition was completed and included contestants from 10 colleges and universities, including the University of New Haven, Quinnipiac University and Southern Connecticut State University.

Beginning September 21 at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, the second event will kick off. There will be 10 rounds including on September 27 at Quinnipiac, September 30 at University of New Haven and October 4 at SCSU. 

The winners of the preliminary events will advance to the finals to be held at  Yale University’s School of Management on December 3 with teams of five students each and the opportunity to win a cash prize.

Companies looking for software help can attend and recruit at the event. For more information, ct.org.