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Mississippi State University

Mississippi Coding Academies

NSF Awards: 1649312

2019 (see original presentation & discussion)

Undergraduate, Adult learners

Responsive to state economic development challenges, a program that shows promise in Mississippi is the Mississippi Coding Academies (MCA). This non-profit program, consisting of a campus in the Golden Triangle region (GTR) and one in Jackson, provides a pathway for persons who want to retool for the digital economy and accelerate income opportunity. With 1,519 contact hours over 11 months, participants learn software development with a variety of programming languages and technical platforms. Students who successfully complete the program are entering technical support and software development entry level positions.

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