LaunchTN partnered with the Tennessee Board of Regents and Southwest Tennessee Community College to bring the LaunchCode program to Tennessee in 2019.
LaunchCode, a nonprofit organization based in St. Louis, MO, strives to build a skilled workforce by creating pathways for driven people seeking careers in technology.
The programs provide free, accessible training that paves pathways to tech careers for Tennessee residents of all backgrounds and experiences, while also providing a steady talent stream for the local tech entrepreneurial landscape.
LaunchCode’s flagship LC101 program is a 20-week, part-time class delivered to 100-150 students using a hybrid learning model that blends online resources with in-person instruction and mentorship. The curriculum is accessible to audiences of all backgrounds with lessons focused on attaining job-ready skills rather than learning history and academic fundamentals. Currently, two-thirds of students complete LC101, compared to the less than 1% of online students earning certification from Harvard’s online CS50x course.
For more information, check out the LC101 web page.
LaunchCode’s Liftoff program is designed to deliver interview readiness and on-the-job skills that are just as important in today’s workforce as technical skills. Liftoff enrolls 60-80 candidates per cohort for workshops, group projects, and individualized coaching. Similar to coding/programming training, these programs are funded through government, foundation, and corporate grants as well as individual gifts, allowing it to be available at no cost to candidates.
Visit Liftoff for more information.