Partnership will allow JCTC students to get credit for Code Louisville courses

Courses worth 3 credit hours

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 12, 2017) — Jefferson Community & Technical College and Code Louisville have announced a collaboration that provides JCTC students credits for courses completed through the Code Louisville web development program.

imgresEach 12-week Code Louisville course is worth three credit hours towards a JCTC certificate or degree in computer and information technology. Students can take one course at JCTC plus three Code Louisville courses and earn a Programming Certificate or be well on their way to completing the Software Development Specialization sequence as part of an associate’s degree.

“Web development is one of our high-growth, high-demand sectors, providing jobs with a future that you can support a family on,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “In an increasingly competitive job market, this partnership gives Louisville students more accessibility to securing a career in software development.”

Code Louisville, a free training program of KentuckianaWorks, was launched in late 2013 to expand the pool of web developers in the region. Students learn web development using the latest technology and practices. Aided by expert mentors and online software, students complete coding projects and build portfolios of their work. More than 500 students have graduated Code Louisville with a quarter of those now in new jobs or advancing with their current employer.

“Virtually every business is now a ‘technology company’ and Code Louisville is designed to quickly provide people the skills that employers are demanding,” said Michael Gritton, executive director of KentuckianaWorks. “Partnering with Jefferson will help individuals launch strong technology careers and help our region’s employers keep pace with their rapidly growing and changing technology needs.”

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