LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — A Lander technology company has been awarded a grant to train 30 people how to become software developers.

The grant to PitchEngine comes from a fund administered by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services that encourages business expansion, enhances employment opportunities within Wyoming and meets the training needs of new and existing businesses in the state.

PitchEngine's eight-week program will prepare graduates with the skills needed for an entry-level software development position that can pay between $35,000-$40,000 annually.

Several Wyoming-based employers have expressed a shortage of the skill sets that the training is designed to meet. The companies will interview candidates who complete the program and consider them for employment within their organizations.