Operation Spark is a New Orleans-based workforce development program that prepares children and adults for programming jobs in just six months. The nonprofit announced its expansion to Atlanta after almost a decade in business.
The company’s next software training program begins on January 30 and February 27 with a free three-week intro to coding workshop called ‘Prep’. All interested students must attend a virtual information session beforehand.
Operation Spark is aiming to be fully operational in Atlanta by July of this year, starting off with roughly 60 students.
“Our success in Louisiana, a state with multiple economic and educational challenges, proves we have a successful, workable model that brings accessible, industry-level training in software development to opportunity youth and under-employed adults,” said CEO John Fraboni. “Operation Spark graduates enter high-wage employment with less than a year of immersive training.”
Operation Spark has trained nearly 300 graduates working high-wage jobs in over 100 companies worldwide.
The New Orleans location is hosting a graduation showcase for Cohort Y tonight at 5:30 pm. The graduates are unveiling project HoleDat, a community-driven web app that helps users report and track potholes in their area. More information and tickets can be found on EventBrite.