FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2019
Contact: Devin Howland
Director of Economic Vitality
Contact: Mary Condit
Arkansas Coding Academy
Arkansas Coding Academy to Open Campus in Fayetteville
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The Arkansas Coding Academy, a program of the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement at the University of Central Arkansas is opening a campus in the City of Fayetteville, expanding its services in the state to three campuses. Arkansas Coding Academy strives to provide individuals with the skills and mentorship they need to succeed in information technology and related industries throughout the state. Their mission includes creating a talent pipeline from the classroom to the workforce through the growth of skilled employability that increases the overall welfare of its students and families.
Mary Condit, Director of the Arkansas Coding Academy, said, “The City of Fayetteville is the perfect place to host our courses in the region, and we are excited to work toward creating a sustainable talent pipeline for employers and an affordable, quality education to our students.” Arkansas Coding Academy offers a non-traditional education approach to careers in the information technology sector through expedited training programs of three and six months. Tuition for the program is $6,500, which includes books and a laptop computer that the participant retains upon completion. Graduates of the program have had an 82% job placement rate since the Coding Academy’s founding in 2016.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Arkansas Coding Academy to Fayetteville. We want to create opportunities for all our residents to obtain quality jobs at a living wage, and it’s through innovative programs such as the Arkansas Coding Academy, that we begin to accomplish this goal,” said Mayor Lioneld Jordan.
The Coding Academy has a bright history of partnering with the private sector and economic development organizations in central Arkansas. The program not only benefits its students, but also information technology companies operating in Fayetteville.
Devin Howland, Fayetteville’s Director of Economic Vitality, said, “Workforce Development, specifically for populations with barriers to employment, is a key component of our Economic Vitality efforts as well as our upcoming Workforce Development Plan. This program is a perfect partnership.”
The location of the Arkansas Coding Academy’s Fayetteville campus will be announced in the coming weeks. Applications for courses in Fayetteville are currently open. The first course is planned for May of 2019. To apply, visit http://www.arkansascodingacademy.com/apply-fayetteville