Innovation: SC Codes launches Midlands campaign

Thursday, June 20, 2019

SC Codes, a collaboration powered by the South Carolina Department of Commerce Office of Innovation and Build Carolina, officially launched its Midlands campaign in Columbia this week.

SC Codes is a first-of-its-kind, state-funded resource, aiming to connect South Carolinians to the education and resources they need to unlock careers in technology. The program provides free online coding curriculum, as well as mentoring services, to all South Carolina residents through a web platform.

Secretary Bobby Hitt spoke to a crowd of prospective students, mentors, programmers, educators and business leaders about how this initiative will help ensure the future of South Carolina’s educated, job-ready digital workforce.

SC Codes is available to any resident with access to the internet; no downloads or special equipment are required. Interested participants can enroll in beginner to advanced curriculum, specifically designed with the demands of the state’s industries in mind. Additionally, cohort-style and classroom-led sessions are available through 16 local community partners. Those interested in becoming a student, a mentor or a community partner can find more information at www.sccodes.org.