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CodePath, Georgia State University, and Comcast Partner to Offer Computer Science Education to Underserved Students

Technical education nonprofit CodePath, Georgia State University (GSU), and Comcast have partnered to launch CodePath E3 (Emerging Engineer Empowerment), a computer science education program for historically underserved and underrepresented students interested in the technology industry. The program involves vetted, high-quality tech courses and career path support.

The E3 program will be run by GSU and CodePath and will be available to students enrolled at GSU, Perimeter College, or Miami Dade College. CodePath said its program alumni have seen an 80% increase in job and intern placements, and they leave school with an average $92,000 salary.

Supported by grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Kapor Foundation, and Comcast's internet connectivity and training program Project UP, the partnership is currently being offered to over 3,000 computer science students at GSU and 1,000 students at Perimeter College, CodePath said.

CodePath E3 courses include:

  • Technical Interview Prep (TIP);
  • Web Development;
  • iOS Development;
  • Android Development; and
  • Cybersecurity.

Career path support includes:

  • 1:1 coaching and mentorship at GSU's career center;
  • Exclusive networking opportunities;
  • Career Lab live events;
  • A complete Career Kit Guide;
  • The EES Career Fair, attended by over 65 hiring employers; and
  • Summer internships and tech fellowships.

"This new program — which further supports our Beyond College to Career and Student Success 2.0 strategic plan pillars — will help us prepare all students, including more women and diverse students, for rewarding careers in tech," said M. Bryan Blake, GSU president. "As a computer scientist and a person of color, this is extra special for me."

The CodePath E3 program is open to students interested in software engineering or software development careers, as well as current computing students with a minimum of two summers prior to graduation, the organization said.

Students can start enrolling now. Courses will begin in the Spring 2024 semester.

For more detailed information about the program, as well as what to expect during each year of the four-year program, along with a link to apply, visit the CodePath E3 page.

About the Author

Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.

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