Take the first step to a high-paying, in-demand job in software technology: Louisiana’s fastest-growing career field. Grants available for continuation into Bootcamp and Immersion programs.
NEW ORLEANS — Operation Spark, a non-profit tech bootcamp dedicated to changing lives by advancing technology skills for today’s workplace, offers a FREE two-week introduction to coding class, starting April 26.
“Prep is the first phase of Operation Spark’s 6-month workforce program of intensive learning for a high-wage, high-demand job in tech. It gives students the opportunity to try their hand at software programming without a full-time or financial commitment,” Founder John Fraboni said.
The course meets virtually for two consecutive weeks, Monday through Thursday. To register for the Prep Program, interested candidates must participate in a Virtual Information Session prior to enrollment, held twice on Mondays. For times and information or to register, go to https://www.operationspark.org/info-session.
“If you lost your job because of COVID, now is a good time to consider a career in tech. Programming is one of the few areas where the job outlook is still strong,” said Fraboni. “Coding jobs are in everything from data and software engineering to web and video game development. These jobs can provide significant lifetime earnings and are available in every industry in the world. It doesn’t require a college degree, and starting salaries average $60K.”
Software technology is Louisiana’s fastest-growing career field, and coding skills are now required for the nation’s most in-demand jobs. Operation Spark’s Prep program helps candidates determine if software engineering is a career they may be interested in pursuing.
Students who pass the Prep Program will receive a Level One Industry-Based Certification (IBC). They can then choose to continue into Operation Spark’s Bootcamp and Immersion programs, where they earn advanced Industry-Based Certifications that lead to a high-wage career in software development. Financial aid, tuition assistance, and grants are available for students who wish to continue beyond Prep.
For graduates of Immersion, Operation Spark is committed to a 100 percent job placement record and is fully engaged throughout the hiring process.
The minimum tech requirements for participation in the Info Session and Prep program are a laptop, desktop or Chromebook, and a stable internet connection. Operation Spark’s experienced, full-time instructional staff has been teaching coding classes for adults and students across Louisiana since 2014.
For more information on Operation Spark, go to www.operationspark.org.
“I joined Operation Spark as an individual with absolutely no experience whatsoever. I had never written a line of code/html in my life. They showed me how to do it all. A complete transformation in only 6 months. I went from depending on food pantry charities to feed my family, to being a full-time software engineer. Six months after that, I bought my first home.” -Recent review on Career Karma.
ABOUT OPERATION SPARK
Founded in 2014, Operation Spark opens a new door to prosperity by presenting the fastest route to a high-demand, high-wage 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.