Eleven Fifty Academy is an Indiana non-profit that provides computer coding classes, primarily in the form of 12-24-week bootcamps, where students with no prior coding experience can become proficient through the Academy’s immersive curriculum. The Eleven Fifty bootcamp options are valuable resources to enhance the area technology pool of skilled workers. The Academy currently has an 83 percent placement rate with an average salary of over $55,000.
Elevate Southwest Indiana and Vectren recently provided funding which was subsequently matched by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) to provide a total of $160,000 in the form of tuition support. The tuition fund will provide students from the southwest Indiana region zero interest financial aid that is only paid back once the student is hired. Additionally, there are currently funds available via the CARES Act which can make the classes virtually free for interested students. Classes are currently being done online with the next cohort starting in late July. Additional information on the classes can be found at www.elevenfifty.org.