Local Universities, Organizations Partner with LaunchCode For Summer of Free Tech Training Classes

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This summer LaunchCode is partnering with Harris-Stowe State University, Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and OPO Startups, are partnering for the Summer of Code: a collection of four free 20-week coding courses designed to put people on a path towards a career in technology.

Beginning June 13, LaunchCode’s Mentor Center will host evening classes from 5:30–8:30 pm in an effort to make this opportunity accessible to anyone interested in learning how to code. Students will be expected to spend six hours a week in class and a minimum of 10-15 hours outside of class. They will also be granted free access to LaunchCode’s Mentor Center from 10am to 5pm throughout the duration of the course. Classes will be held at WUSTL’s Danforth Campus and OPO Startups, with classes at Harris-Stowe offered during future sessions.

“Harris-Stowe is proud to partner with LaunchCode to offer this unique and valuable intro to coding opportunity to the community, our students and alumni,” said Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, president Harris-Stowe State University in a statement.  “This partnership also provides rare access to apprenticeships and job placement with hundreds of companies linked to this LaunchCode effort.”

LaunchCode plans to enroll 300 students in education programs in St. Louis this summer. Registration is now open to anyone interested in participating by contacting the LaunchCode Mentor Center at 314.254.0107.

“Summer of Code is a landmark event in the history of LaunchCode,” said Brendan Lind, the organization’s executive director in s statement. “By offering day and night time classes at multiple locations, we’re able to massively expand our commitment to free, high-quality education that can create pathways to economic opportunity and new careers in tech.”