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Code Louisville Has Its Biggest Class Yet

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Code Louisville began its latest round of computer training programming last week with its largest class yet.

The free 12-week computer programming training program, open to anyone with a library card, was created to help companies fill high tech positions across the Louisville area. The latest crop is 254 students. Rider Rodriguez, a spokesman for KentuckianaWorks, said that’s above and beyond what he and other Code Louisville creators expected.

Programs such as Code Louisville gained wide attention recently during a visit to Louisville by President Obama.

“We were planning on training and placing 100 people during the first year of the grant and we have completely blown that out of the water,” he said.

Rodriguez said they are constantly improving the program, too.

The latest incarnation of Code Louisville has an online communication platform allowing students to interact with each other and mentors, as well as a progress tracker.

The program is  also consistently adding employers to partner up with.

“We have been getting increasing success in terms of placing students,” Rodriguez said.

On average about 20 employers are partnering with Code Louisville.

Due to growing demand, the program is opening its doors to more potential students to start another round of classes in July.