TAMPA, Fl. – LaunchCode, a national nonprofit providing pathways to tech careers, is now accepting applications for its free, part-time computer programming and job-readiness course. LaunchCode was recently awarded a grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity as part of the Job Growth Grant Fund to bolster Brewster Technical College’s current Web Development program by hosting LaunchCode’s flagship LC101 course at Brewster.
LC101 is LaunchCode’s foundational coding program – an intensive, 20-week program designed to train students in the tech skills necessary to seek an apprenticeship and ultimately a career in technology. After honing community members’ technical skills, LaunchCode matches learners with employer partners for a paid apprenticeships. Four out of five LaunchCode apprentices are hired on full-time and the average LaunchCoder more than doubles his or her previous salary. Companies like JP Morgan Chase, Xcira, Tribridge and Jabil have already added LaunchCoders to their team.
Applications are open until March 17 and applicants do not need any coding experience to apply. The free course begins March 26 and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Brewster Technical College.
Individuals interested in applying for LC101 can visit launchcode.org/lc101.