(Jackson, MS): Dec. 2, 2021 – Comcast announced today it has awarded a $25,000 grant to economic development and educational non-profit organization Mississippi Coding Academies’ (MCA) Veterans Code program. This grant is Comcast’s latest contribution of more than $100,000 in financial support since 2018.
In 2019, Comcast partnered with MCA to create the Veterans Code program to deliver coding training and certification for local heroes. The tuition-free program is an 11-month, part-time evening course that provides veterans and military spouses the skills needed to succeed in the technology industry. Participants will earn certificates as full-stack coders, proficient in concepts and techniques in four segments: front-end, database, back-end, and Model View-Controller (MVC).
“Veterans Code provides veterans and their families with a path to a career in technology and helps create a tech-skilled workforce in Mississippi,” said Richard Sun, Co-founder of MCA. “This program also helps attract prospective companies to Mississippi and enables existing organizations to meet their technology needs in-state.”
“We are thrilled to partner with MCA to provide veterans and their families with the tools and resources they need to succeed in the digital economy,” said Jason Gumbs, Regional Senior Vice President at Comcast. “We look forward to continuing our commitment to empowering veteran communities through terrific programs such as Veterans Code.”
MCA also offers a day program for high school graduates. The organization’s newest of three training locations in Jackson was also recently launched as a Comcast Lift Zone, a safe space that provides free WiFi connectivity, helping its students get online and learn to become full-stack coders and developers.