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LaunchCode offers free full-time coding program

LaunchCode’s newest program will be an 18 week full-time course that will teach work-readiness skills, computer science and web development. LaunchCode also has partnered with Miami Dade College’s Idea Center on coding courses.
LaunchCode’s newest program will be an 18 week full-time course that will teach work-readiness skills, computer science and web development. LaunchCode also has partnered with Miami Dade College’s Idea Center on coding courses.

LaunchCode, a nonprofit organization that matches job hunters with entry-level technology positions, is partnering with CareerSource South Florida/Employ Miami-Dade to offer a free 18-week, full-time coding program beginning June 5, in which students will learn work-readiness skills, computer science and web development.

Successful completion of the course will result in acceptance into the LaunchCode Apprentice Program, which has an 80 percent success rate placing program participants into software development jobs. The program will include four weeks of professional/personal development and 14 weeks of computer science and web development taught in Python and Java and will be held at CIC Miami, 1951 NW 7th Ave., Miami. In addition to the free program, selected applicants may qualify for weekly stipends.

“We encourage all Miami-Dade County residents ages 18 and above interested in learning to code and starting a career in software development to apply. We especially encourage underserved, unemployed and underemployed individuals to apply,” said Matt Mawhinney of LaunchCode.

Apply here by May 25: launchcode.org/codecamp-sfl. Info sessions will be held Tuesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 17, at noon at CIC Miami.

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