A startup is launching a software programming internship program, offering job seekers an opportunity to learn and work with the next generation of software engineers.
Programs are free and open to students of all skill levels.
The goal is to provide mentors to those who need them and to promote a more inclusive environment.
The program will initially focus on iOS, but there are plans to expand into other platforms soon.
The company that created the program, Code for America, said it wants to “bring coding back to the classroom.”
The internship program is based on Code.org, a nonprofit group that aims to empower low-income students with a path to technical careers.
Code.com’s program, called CodeForums, offers a similar model, offering free software training and mentoring opportunities for young professionals and small businesses.
The goal is not to compete with companies like Code.io or Udacity, which offer coding classes for free.
Rather, the goal is more like a “toolbox,” Code.
Students who attend the Code.
Forums internship program will have the opportunity to attend a series of coding bootcamps, including one in the Phoenix area, where they can practice on projects created by the company.
Students will also get an opportunity for more hands-on coding experience, which will include learning to code using a C++ programming language.
The program is similar to Code.IO’s “Creative Lab” program, which offers a free online program for aspiring programmers and designers.
But unlike Code.forums, Code.net’s program is open to all ages.
The internship program would offer classes for students of any age and all skill level.
In addition to the Code forums internship, CodeForum said it is looking to expand the program to other parts of the world.
Code.net is one of several companies that are looking to turn coding into a career path.
Last year, Code, a company that runs a website for coding projects, said its employees will start a coding program next month.
The companies that will host the courses include: Code.me, a developer portal that hosts coding competitions; Code.co, a startup that hosts online programming events; and Code.u, a platform that offers online coding lessons for free and online coding training for students.