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Operation Spark Offering Virtual High School Coding Classes to Students in Grades 10-12

Limited tuition-free spots are available to public and parochial school students in beginners class!

Students will learn how to build websites, create video games

Operation Spark, a non-profit coding bootcamp that provides training in software development for adults and youth across Louisiana, is offering virtual high school coding classes for public school students in grades 10-12 for Winter/Spring of 2021. The classes will take place online, after school, twice weekly from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Classes start the week of January 18 and end in mid-May. Limited tuition-free spots are available at each public and parochial school. Applicants are encouraged to apply by December 18 to ensure a spot at bit.ly/opsparkspring2021

Through the live virtual courses, students will learn tech literacy, problem-solving, creativity, and professional collaboration, all keys to success in the 21st-century workforce, while building a portfolio of website and video-game projects.

Two levels of courses will be offered. The first level for beginners with limited tuition-free spots will be Fundamentals of HTML, CSS, and Javascript, earning 1 Carnegie Credit and a Basic Industry Based Credential (IBC). There is no prerequisite for this course. The second-course offering is Advanced Javascript, Functional Programming, and Web Development, earning 1 Carnegie Credit plus Advanced IBC. The Basic IBC is required to take this course.

To participate in these classes, students need a laptop, desktop, or Chromebook, a working mic, and a reliable internet connection.

Email mayukh@operationspark.org with questions! To sign up, students should go to bit.ly/opsparkspring2021

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Founded in 2013, Operation Spark is opening a new door to prosperity by presenting the fastest route to a career in software development. Operation Spark’s mission is to provide access to literacy in software creation for adults and youth across Louisiana. In New Orleans, where generational poverty is prevalent, we work to develop and distribute effective learning tools and programs that circumvent the costs of higher education and provide accelerated workforce development.