Coding Academy Scholarships

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks about child welfare issues during a news conference at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, July 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

ARCodeKids is creating a program to include 12 adults who each will receive a $6,000 scholarship to attend the 12-week Arkansas Coding Academy, Governor Asa Hutchinson and ARCodeKids representatives announced at the capitol Wednesday.

These scholarships will provide adult Arkansans who already are in the workforce with new skills in a high-need area. Four of the 12 scholarships have been designated for employees of Arkansas state government—one from each of the state’s four congressional districts. The four state employees selected will receive paid leave from the state during the academy.

Governor Hutchinson also announced that enrollment in state high school computer science classes has increased by 12 percent over the 2016-2017 school year. More than 6,000 students are enrolled this school year compared to 5,500 in 2016-2017. Since 2015, there has been a 460 percent increase in computer science course enrollment, from 1,104 students in 2014-15 to 6,184 students in 2017-18.    MORE

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