Moms in tech: Midland University’s Code Academy helps women with children onramp to careers in technology

OMAHA, NE – Midland University’s Code Academy will launch a cohort focused specifically on moms. The fully online course, which begins May 1, will teach students the fundamental skills of web development. The course’s instructor, Becca Kroese of Skwintz, is a mom herself.

“We want to debunk any stereotypes there may be of working moms reaching their career goals. We’re excited to help women invest in themselves, prepare for jobs in the new economy and bring much needed diversity to the local tech industry,” said Micah Yost, Code Academy Lead Faculty. Mom Code will expand Omaha’s tech talent pool as women gain skills, knowledge and connections needed in today’s digital economy.

The convenience of a part-time online course, paired with students and instructors that understand
a mom’s unique life stage, will create an ideal learning experience. Women with children often face barriers, such as childcare, to traditional educational opportunities. “This is a great opportunity for women who want to start a web design business, get back into the workforce as a developer, or learn to build websites for friends or family,” Krose noted.

The twelve-week course meets two nights each week for two hours, plus one night dedicated to practice lab work. Mom Code begins May 1, and the course fee is $3,750. 

Next step: join our online open house April 17th. Learn more here.

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