Mississippi Coding Academies (MCA) students ranging in age from early 20s to mid-30s shared their hopes and dreams of a fresh start in a new career, from working in information technology at a large corporation to starting their own small business as an independent coder.
“I hope this will help me leave a job I hate, in exchange for something I love,” said one young woman.
The 11-month program, offered free through the support of donors like John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has launched hundreds of students from low-wage casino, restaurant, retail and temporary jobs, into mid-level technology careers making an average of $40,000 a year. Students ages 18 to 99 are welcome to apply at www.mscoding.org.
Click here to read more about GCCF’s $50,000 Check Presentation from the Knight Foundation to Mississippi Coding Academies.
Pictured: Students with check; MCA & GCCF with check