What is Chicago Codes?

Chicago Codes is a full time, 11-week coding bootcamp launched by the Chicago Cook County Workforce Partnership and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and powered by Coding Dojo. This fully immersive approach to learning provides students with the skills necessary to pursue a career in software development, learning to program Python within the Django framework.

About Chicago Codes

Chicago Codes is a new 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.

Launching this year, Chicago Codes will identify untapped tech talent in Chicago and offer enrollment in a rigorous, tuition-free coding academy in a high-need community on Chicago’s south side. 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. Anyone can take this program, irrespective of gender, age, occupation, or how tech savvy you are currently. Women and minorities are 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?

If you are a young adult between the ages of 16 and 24 who is not in school or working and you live in suburban Cook County, this might be for you.

 

Apply online now: Chicago Codes Application

 

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