Free coding academy accepting applications

Published 3:41 pm Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Individuals interested in learning how to code can apply for a free training program.

The Mississippi Coding Academy is recruiting for the campuses in Jackson, Starkville, and now recently in Biloxi.

The MCA is offering an 11-month, tuition free program for anyone interested in learning how to code.  This program is preparation for a career in technology and software development. It also provides active learning from industry professionals.

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The MCA is looking for students who are highly motivated and hardworking, who are willing to commit to an 11-month program and have at least a high school diploma or equivalent.

Most participants come from under-served families and are either not college-bound or found that college did not provide the desired economic independence. Coders who come through the Mississippi Coding Academy start at an average of $40,000 a year, a 2 to 4x increase in earnings, and have entered an industry where the average salary in Mississippi is $72,039.

To put in an application or learn more about the program, visit