VisionGreenwood Partners with SC Codes to Bring Free Computer Coding Courses to Greenwood this Fall
Greenwood, S.C. - VisionGreenwood, an established community partner dedicated to making Greenwood the best place in which to live, work and raise a family, is pleased to announce an educational initiative designed to help “Level Up” Greenwood when it comes to technology education, specifically as it relates to careers in programming.
“We have partnered with SC Codes to offer FREE in-person coding classes to Greenwood area residents interested in exploring a career in programming – whether they are brand new to code or looking to enhance their technical skills. As SC Codes’ on-the-ground partner in Greenwood, we are excited to join select other communities in the state in providing access to this career advancement platform,” said Kay Self, Executive Director for VisionGreenwood.
An information session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 8th at 5:30 p.m. at the Greenwood County Library for anyone who wants to learn more about this free six-week cohort through SC Codes.“Learning to code can create endless opportunities for folks in South Carolina. However, it’s often very difficult to know where to begin or who to turn to for help as a new learner,” said Kaity Miller, program director for SC Codes. “Our goal is to lower those barriers of entry by providing access to free courses and industry professionals in Greenwood who can share their experience, answer technical questions, and provide career guidance.”
Area residents who enroll in the SC Codes course will get help from professional programmers as they learn the basics of front-end engineering. Starting with an introduction to HTML, they will discover how to build beautiful web pages from scratch, and even add interactive elements to make sites come alive in a web browser.
“There will be opportunities for mentorship and other career resources for those who sign up, and a Certificate will be presented at the end of the course. We encourage people to bring a laptop computer to the upcoming information session, although it’s not required,” Self added.
SC Codes is a collaboration powered by the S.C. Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation and Build Carolina. SC Codes not only provides free access to technology education, but it also connects, trains and empowers programmers across our state. “Our state’s economy depends on technology. Those who enroll in SC Codes will be exposed to the wide array of job opportunities in software development available right here in the Upstate and other parts of South Carolina,” said Self.
SC CODES INFORMATION SESSION
When: Wednesday, September 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: American Veterans Auditorium at Greenwood County Library | 600 Main Street South
Who: Anyone interested in a career in programming. All experience levels are welcome.
Learn More and Register https://www.sccodes.org/event/greenwood-information-session/
About Vision Greenwood
VisionGreenwood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with deep roots in the Greenwood community. Throughout the past 20 years, VisionGreenwood (formerly known as the Foundation for a Greater Greenwood County, Inc.) has invested over $2.9 million into the community by supporting collaborative community development initiatives that provide economic prosperity and enhance the growth and success of Greenwood. The Foundation was originally created to support the former Greenwood Partnership Alliance’s charitable operations with a focus on community and workforce development. The Foundation became a stand-alone organization in 2020 and was rebranded as VisionGreenwood in 2021. By intent and design, VisionGreenwood continues to be a community partner that is focused on Greenwood’s future, its economic growth and development, and its quality of life. Learn more at www.visiongreenwood.org.