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Maryville University has announced a partnership with LaunchCode to offer qualified students and alumni a free coding class, and access to the LaunchCode apprenticeship program.
LaunchCode, a nonprofit organization based in St. Louis, Mo., provides in-demand education and creates technology career advancement opportunities. The 16-week course begins May 10, and will be held two evenings per week at Maryville University.
“To be the first university in the nation to offer this kind of career opportunity for our alumni is exciting,” said James Page, director of alumni engagement. “Maryville graduates have contributed to the St. Louis economy for over a century, and with forward-thinking programs like this, they will continue to do so for years to come.”
LaunchCode connects talented individuals to companies with immediate hiring needs in the area of coding. “We’re eager to work with educational institutions like Maryville to give talented, hard-working individuals access to free, world-class programming education,” said Brendan Lind, executive director. “Coding provides a highly accessible pathway toward a career in technology. We look forward to supporting qualified Maryville alumni as they begin this exciting journey.”
“As a Maryville alumnus, I am proud to be offering this service,” said Dustin Loeffler, JD, assistant professor and director of graduate programs. “This program further builds upon Maryville’s life-long learning commitment to our alumni.”
For more information about the partnership, including a link to the application, visit maryville.edu/LaunchCode.
Founded in St. Louis, Mo., in 2013, LaunchCode is a nonprofit revolutionizing how local economies develop homegrown technology talent, create upwardly mobile careers, and create a 21st century workforce. The firm partners with over 300 employers nationwide to place job seekers in paid technology apprenticeships and jobs. Over 90 percent of apprentices are converted to permanent hires within 90 days. Learn more at launchcode.org.