What is Chicago Codes?
About Chicago Codes
Chicago Codes is a program designed to meet the growing need for computer programmers in Chicago, while at the same time helping tech employers with the challenge of recruiting a diverse workforce.
Chicago Codes will identify untapped tech talent in Chicago’s communities and offer enrollment in a rigorous, tuition-free coding academy in a high-need community on Chicago’s South Side. We are successfully building a talent pipeline for Chicago’s IT sector based in the City’s African American and Latinx communities. Students will complete industry-approved curriculum, secure software development internships with local firms and ultimately move on to permanent employment.
The program is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, Facebook, Microsoft, and the City of Chicago, and is operated by the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.
Who is this program for?
This program is open to all Chicago residents, of any occupation or technical knowledge level. Residents of the South Side are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals must be:
- At least 18 years of age
- Proficient in English
- Have passed their GED or High School Diploma
How do I apply?
Chicago Codes is not currently enrolling new students. Please consider getting connected to our other resources by getting connected to an American Job Center. Learn more here.
How do I hire graduates?
We’re here to help meet the growing demand for computer programmers and software developers in Chicago, while helping tech employers with the challenge of recruiting a diverse workforce. We identify untapped tech talent in Chicago and offer enrollment in a rigorous, tuition-free coding academy in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood.
Our training partner, Coding Temple brings tenured instructors that teach a Full Stack Python + Data Analysis/Data Engineering. With the experience that our students gain from writing original apps and programs, they learn to deconstruct and debug code. Graduates can write thousands of lines of code individually and in groups – working productively across relevant teams. You won’t find more passionate programmers anywhere in the world.
Sounds like a great fit? You can contact us about career opportunities here.