Free program provides fast track for better pay – WBIW

Bloomington – Mill, a non-profit entrepreneur and co-founder of Bloomington, announced today that the application is open to the Code / IT Academy, a free promotion program.

A partnership between Mills, Duke Energy, Ivy Tech Community College and Bloomington City, the program is designed for community members looking to move into high-paying jobs in the digital economy.

Melissa Ward

Melissa Ward, head of Inali TV and Partnership for Mail, said: “What makes Code Code IT the most successful is the combination of advanced training, vocational training and job placement. We cannot say enough good things about the quality and support of our participants at Ivy Tech. This program can change lives. ”

Formerly known as the mill school, the Code / IT Academy offers more than 10 weeks of virtual training. The Harvest 2021 program focuses on software development and teaches skills in Python, CSS, HTML, Java and more. Participants will receive one-on-one technical consultants as well as vocational training to prepare for the interview and assignment process. No prior experience in code, IT or technology is required. The courses are self-directed and can be completed in full-time employment.

Adam Gross

“The Code / IT Academy is perfectly suited to Ivy Tech knowledge and missions,” said Adam Gross, executive director of vocational training and employer relations. We make technology skills accessible to all, regardless of income, employment status, or previous education, and we encourage the Hussiers to move into higher-paying, high-paying careers.

A.D. In June 2020, the Milk Foundation received a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for the support of 34,000 strong community workforce development. “Duke Energy Support allows us to provide participants with a free Code / IT Academy,” Ward said. “Sponsorship ensures that the most vulnerable members of our community, including those who are unemployed and those who are not, and those who are not normally represented in technology, are given the opportunity. We cannot do without them. ”

The Duke Energy Foundation’s Powerful Communities program makes strategic investments to build powerful communities that are rich in natural resources, potential for students, and talented for all. The Foundation provides approximately $ 2 million in shareholder funding each year to communities around the Duke Energy Indiana Service. Bruce Calloy, director of government and community relations at Duke Energy, presented the mill check earlier this summer.

Bruce Calloway

“We often hear from Indiana businesses that one of their greatest needs is a well-trained workforce,” says Calloy. With this training, many residents of our community will be able to enter the 21st century economy with the necessary skills that employers need.

The mill coding program began by the end of 2020 with 100,000 recovery transfers from Bloomington. The pilot program focused on software development and received 120 applications for 40 locations. Since then, 60% of graduates have been offered new jobs. A.D. In July 2021, the second group focused on IT management. As more than 20 different participants prepared to take the Computer Network + test, they got credits to the academy on Ivy Tech. Job placement is ongoing for all graduates.

Applications for the third group are now open and close on September 24. More information and the relevant link can be found at

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