C Spire, local non-profit crack the code to train next generation of software developers

Mississippi telecom supports Base Camp Coding Academy high-tech education initiative

Jan 05, 2016, 09:00 ET from C Spire

WATER VALLEY, Miss., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- C Spire is partnering with the Base Camp Coding Academy to help train Mississippi's next generation of software developers.

The Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company recently awarded a grant to the charitable, non-profit organization, which provides under-advantaged youth with fast-paced, focused vocational training in computer programming to support the technology needs of local and regional employers.

Base Camp works with high school graduates who have historically been underrepresented in the computer science field through an intense, year-long vocational training program in software programming and computer coding.  The first classes will begin in June.  Once students leave the program, they have an opportunity to pursue full-time employment with Mississippi companies that need their skills. 

More background information

About Base Camp Coding Academy
Base Camp Coding Academy, based in Water Valley, Mississippi, is a charitable, non-profit vocational education training program that delivers fast paced, focused computer programming to under-advantaged youth in Mississippi to support the technology needs of local and regional employers.  The program's primary objective is to help students pursue a career in computer science through an immersive classroom environment that features current, real world technologies and projects. For more information about the Base Camp Coding Academy, visit www.basecampcodingacademy.org

About C Spire
C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company that provides world-class customer service and a superior comprehensive suite of customer-inspired wireless communications, high-speed Internet access and a range of other telecommunications products and services to consumers and businesses with a personal focus.  This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire.

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