DeltaV Code School “goes virtual” as it invests $300,000 in free classes and tuition assistance

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 12, 2020) – With unemployment climbing throughout the state, many Iowans are looking for new career opportunities.

NewBoCo believes its DeltaV Code School can help address that need – and the organization is putting its money where its mouth is, by investing more than $300,000 into making its programs more easily accessible to Iowans. In addition, DeltaV now offers live online remote instruction for students across the state.

Beginning immediately, DeltaV is offering the following:

  • All of DeltaV’s day-long virtual Code 101 classes will be offered free of charge to Iowa residents throughout the summer (previously, this class cost $100). DeltaV will also start offering these courses on weekdays for students who cannot attend the current Saturday classes. New dates are being added to the course calendar frequently as classes fill.
  • DeltaV is offering one hundred Code 102 tuition awards to anyone in Iowa. This can be taken as a self-paced online course, or taught remotely by a live instructor. The next live class will be June 1-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Each Code 102 tuition award is worth $1,000. While this tuition assistance does not require financial need, students must apply here to be granted an award:
  • Finally, DeltaV is offering ten full-ride tuition awards for low-income Iowans. This is for students who have completed Code 101 and 102 and wish to complete Code 201-401 from June 15th – October 30th, 2020. This financial assistance is worth $20,000 per student. The application for a low-income diversity tuition award can be found here.

NewBoCo is also launching a video web series called “Talking in Code” that follows its current class through the day-to-day experience of the school. By sharing student stories, class challenges and more, this series allows potential students to see for themselves how the program works and whether it’s right for them. The first episode premiered May 7th and new episodes will be posted each Tuesday and Thursday on NewBoCo’s website and social media pages. The first episode can be viewed below.

“With the crisis our state is facing right now, we believe DeltaV could be a huge lifeline to people who are stuck at home and trying to figure out what their next career move should be,” said Eric Engelmann, Executive Director of NewBoCo. “With these tuition awards, hopefully we can remove financial roadblocks and make a lucrative new career in software development accessible to more students than ever.”

DeltaV Code 101 courses are available for students of any experience level to learn more about building a website, what software development careers are like, and whether DeltaV Code 201-401 would be a good fit for them. For the remainder of 2020, classes will continue to be held virtually. Once permitted, students near Cedar Rapids will have the option to attend in person, but students that wish to finish online will be able to do so. People who are interested can view the upcoming schedule and enroll at www.deltavcodeschool.com/course-catalog

In the tech sector, Iowa is facing a workforce shortage due to the lack of available tech talent in Iowa. There are more than 3,400 open computing jobs in Iowa, but Iowa’s universities only had 679 computer science graduates in 2018. Many Iowans are facing furloughed or eliminated job positions and uncertain career futures. Now more than ever, DeltaV is positioned to make a huge impact in our state.

About DeltaV Code School
DeltaV, Iowa’s premier adult code school, believes in life improvement through technical education and is addressing the lack of software developers in Iowa. At DeltaV Code School, adults take classes to become full-stack JavaScript developers in 20 weeks. Graduates average a new starting salary of $58,400 after successful completion of the program. DeltaV Code School is powered by NewBoCo and Code Fellows. Diversity tuition awards are made available in part by grants from the Iowa Economic Development Authority and generous donations from individuals as well as sponsors like Transamerica.

About NewBoCo
The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative, Inc. (NewBoCo) is a 501(c)(3) organization located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. NewBoCo’s programming supports entrepreneurship, innovation, and tech education to help Iowans become more resilient and thrive in a changing economy.

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