24 HOURS of Code kicks off at noon on Friday, July 19, and runs through noon on Saturday, July 20, offering hourly opportunities across the South Bend|Elkhart Region to learn the basics of code. To date, there are 18 participating host sites for “live” classes, listed below. From 9:00 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, HOUR of Code sessions will take place hourly via Skype.
Bendix Adult Education Center
Concord Intermediate School
Elkhart Public LIbrary
ETHOS Innovation Center
Goodwill Career Center - Elkhart
Goodwill Career Center - Mishawaka
Indiana Tech - Mishawaka
Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend
Nappanee Public Library
New Prairie Middle School
Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture
Robinson Community Learning Center
St. Joseph County Public Library - Main Branch
The Excel Center - South Bend
University of Notre Dame
WorkOne - South Bend
24 HOURS of Code is an opportunity for people of all ages across the South Bend|Elkhart Region to participate in a one-hour, learn-to-code instructor class over a 24-hour period. Participants that are interested in pursuing IT education, training and career opportunities in the region will be connected to the IT Sector Partnership and available resources. With the integration of technology across all business sectors, raising awareness and helping young people and adults see the connection to their current work and the relevance as they advance on their career pathway is more important than ever.
In today’s society, a solid understanding of technology is becoming increasingly important. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer science-related jobs available with not enough trained professionals to fill them. Various sites throughout the region will host one-hour, learn-to-code sessions. No programming experience is required. To find a site near you and get signed up, visit bit.ly/24hoursofcode.
24 HOURS of Code is being organized locally by the IT Sector Partnership, South Bend Code School, and the South Bend Regional Chamber and is financially supported through Skill UP Indiana Grant funding.