Classes Offered in Partnership with CareerSource Tampa Bay
TAMPA, FL – LaunchCode, a national nonprofit that connects aspiring technologists with apprenticeships and jobs in tech, has opened applications for LC 101 Tampa Bay, a free 23-week computer programming course designed to put people on a path towards a career in technology. The class will be offered in partnership with CareerSource Tampa Bay at CareerSource’s Career Center on N. Florida Avenue. Registration is now open at www.launchcode.org/lc101.
“LaunchCode’s mission is to make having a good-paying, rewarding career in technology accessible to everyone. To this end, LC 101 is free, part-time, and gives participants the in-demand skills that need to launch their careers,” said Matt Mawhinney, Florida Program Director at LaunchCode.
“As a TechHire Community we are creating ways to improve our community for the tech companies and employees,” states Edward Peachey, president & CEO of CareerSource Tampa Bay. “We see working with LaunchCode as part of the effort to make sure the opportunities in our region’s growing tech economy are broadly accessible.”
WHAT: LC101 is LaunchCode’s flagship free, part-time computer science and web development class.
WHO: Anyone 18 years old or older with the aptitude and drive to gain coding skills to further their current career, or begin a new career in tech– no previous coding experience required. Interested individuals will need to complete an online application and aptitude test, as well as a beginning coding assignment.
WHEN: October 17th, 2017 to March 22, 2018; class meets Tuesdays & Thursday evenings from 6-9:00pm
WHERE: CareerSource Tampa Bay, 9215 N. Florida Avenue, Suite 101 Tampa, FL 33612
INFO SESSIONS: September 12 & 14th, 6pm, 9215 N. Florida Avenue, Suite 101 Tampa, FL 33612, RSVP here: bit.ly/2eIksUq
LaunchCode is a nonprofit organization, founded by Square co-founder Jim McKelvey, partnering with over 500 companies nationwide to offer paid apprenticeships and jobs for aspiring developers and technologists. LaunchCode also has offices in St. Louis, MO, Kansas City, MO, Miami, FL, Seattle, WA, and Portland, OR. Learn more at www.launchcode.org.
About CareerSource Tampa Bay
CareerSource Tampa Bay establishes workforce development and training policies for Hillsborough county. For more information on our valuable, no cost resources for businesses and job seekers, please visit www.careersourcetampabay.com. An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.