New Coding Initiative for Students

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Birmingham, Ala. (WIAT)- The city of Birmingham is teaming up with Birmingham City schools and Lawson State Community College to launch Birmingham Can Code. This is an initiative that teaches students the skills necessary to be competitive in the digital world.

Four, one week coding camps will be offered at Lawson State this summer. Students will learn everything from basic coding concepts to building fully function apps. The free camps will be held for high school students, June 18-21 and July 9-21. Camps for middle school students will be held June 25-28 and July 16-19. There are 25 spots available for each camp and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The summer coding camps were developed after Mayor Randall Woodfin and some leaders visited Chicago to meet with Apple representatives to discuss education, technology and jobs of the future.

The camps will take place from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. with lunch and transportation included. All registration for the boot camps will be done through Birmingham City Schools. To register. Click here.

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