About a year ago, TEK, partnered with Interapt, a technology company in Louisville, Kentucky to pilot a program connecting programming skills providers and high school students. The NextGen Coding Skills for High School program is the outcome of this partnership. The NextGen Coding Skills for High School project is the second iteration of work around connecting programming skills providers and high school students. The second iteration of the program is in partnership with The Software Guild, a national Coding Boot Camp provider, to develop a strong pathway for Kentucky students that provides software development curriculum to high school students in Central and Northern Kentucky school districts.
NextGen Coding Skills for High School started August 1, in Shelby County. The cohort consists of juniors and seniors from Shelby County, at the Area Technical Center. The students will learn entry level software development skills in Java and C#/.Net languages, as well as career counseling and apprenticeship and internship opportunities, while obtaining JCTC credit and registered apprenticeship hours.
This partnership will also yield integrated coursework into Kentucky accredited courses and pathways in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education. As well as develop a sustainable and scalable model from pilot projects in partnership with content providers, local businesses, and public schools in Kentucky.
About The Software Guild
At our coding bootcamp, we focus on the languages companies want, with real-world curriculum taught by experienced master instructors. Apprentices graduate from The Software Guild with relevant, employable skills. A choice of locations or online programs offer options that are designed to help apprentices succeed.