Operation Spark Offers Free Coding Preparation Program For Adults Starting December 6 | Way of life
Operation Spark, a nonprofit tech bootcamp dedicated to changing lives by advancing tech skills for today’s workplace, offers a FREE two-week monthly introduction to the computer coding course, with the next course starting December 6.
âPrep is the first phase of Operation Spark’s 6-month intensive learning program for a high-paying, high-demand tech job. This gives students the opportunity to try their hand at software programming without a full-time or financial commitment, âsaid founder John Fraboni.
The course takes place virtually for two consecutive weeks, Monday through Thursday. To register for the preparation program, interested candidates must participate in a virtual information session prior to registration. For schedules and information or to register, go to https://www.operationspark.org/info-session
â’If you’ve lost your job due to COVID, now is a good time to consider a career in tech. Programming is one of the few areas where employment prospects are still strong, âsaid Fraboni. âCoding jobs span everything from data and software engineering to web and video game development. These jobs can generate significant income for life and are available in all industries around the world. It does not require a college degree and starting salaries average $ 60,000.
For students looking to earn a bachelor’s degree, Operation Spark partners with the Tulane School of Professional Advancement, where their industry-based degrees can be turned into college credit hours.
Software technology is the fastest growing career field in Louisiana, and computer coding skills are now required for the nation’s most in-demand jobs. The Operation Spark Preparation Program helps applicants determine if software engineering is a career they might be interested in pursuing.
Students who successfully complete the preparation program will receive an Industry-Based Level One (IBC) certification. They can then choose to continue into Operation Spark’s Bootcamp and Immersion programs, where they earn advanced industry-based certifications that can lead to a well-paying career in software development. Financial aid, tuition assistance, and grants are available for students who wish to continue beyond preparation.
For Immersion graduates, Operation Spark is committed to achieving a 100 percent placement record and is fully engaged throughout the hiring process.
The minimum technical requirements to participate in the information session and preparation program are a laptop, desktop or Chromebook and a stable internet connection. Operation Spark’s experienced, full-time teaching staff have been teaching coding classes for adults and students across Louisiana since 2014.
For more information on Operation Spark, visit www.operationspark.org