“Code Legion is an excellent example of the kind of private sector led activities that Nevada needs for a successful economic recovery, and it aligns well with and complements GOED’s initiatives in workforce development.” Michael Brown, Exec Director, Governor's Office Economic Development
LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) January 11, 2021
For Nevadans looking to further their technological advancement, there is a new educational experience available, thanks to an exciting new partnership.
Code Legion, is a joint effort between RNOX, a tech accelerator in Reno, and two southern Nevada military and technology veterans, Founders Matt Davis and Mario Mitchell. Davis and Mitchell have a deep understanding of the tech ecosystem in southern Nevada with 20 years of experience between them, and they share a passion for helping those who have been impacted by COVID.
“Our mission is to bring the opportunity of tech to all people,” says Mitchell, CEO. “We’re here for those that have been left behind in the digital economy, by giving students the option to choose the new pathways for their careers.”
Unlike other traditional coding bootcamps and schools, Code Legion focuses on more than just writing code and trains their students to be well rounded, strong developers. Code Legion provides top quality developer education through modern training strategies tailored for today's digitally distributed world by offering a curriculum that takes learners through a 3 tiered journey as they acquire and validate their skills. For some this will be learning to code for the very first time, for others it may be learning a new library or language because their career is being taken in a different direction.
Additionally, through a partnership with RNOX, top performing developers can get direct experience via internship, apprenticeship, and collaboration roles with leading edge startups and development initiatives. This provides unparalleled, real world exposure and opportunities for Code Legion students, which can be the foundational component of a successful developer career.
“Focused and effective developers, and Software Engineering talent is a scarce resource worldwide - and one that is vital to the regional tech ecosystem,” said Shaunt Sarkissian, Founder and Exec Chairman of RNOX. “By partnering with Code Legion, we can rapidly help create excellent and skilled developers, with practical hands-on experience on day one. This will not just drive innovation, but help further establish NV as a true global technology leader.”
Federal and state leaders have taken notice, and are grateful to see Code Legion moving the tech needle forward in northern Nevada.
“As Nevada emerges from COVID-19, rebuilds its economy and responds to the challenges of pandemic-induced accelerating technological changes there will be a tremendous focus on ramping up efforts to develop a digital-skilled and digital-literate workforce,” said Michael Brown, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development Executive Director. “Code Legion is an excellent example of the kind of private sector led activities that Nevada needs for a successful economic recovery and it aligns well with and complements GOED’s initiatives in workforce development fostering an innovation-based economy in our state.”
For more information, please visit codelegion.io