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Lake Land College and LaunchCode to host informational night

Posted on April 12, 2018

Lake Land College and LaunchCode will cohost an informational session about the new IT-LaunchCode program on Wednesday, April 18 from 6-7 p.m. at the Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology in Effingham.

LaunchCode’s Director of Growth Daniel Fogarty and Lake Land College representatives will share information about the LaunchCode organization, the curriculum and outcomes of the new 20-week certificate being offered in the evenings at the Kluthe Center from June 5 to Oct. 18.

Lake Land College IT Instructor/Program Coordinator, IT-Web Technology James Munger, who will be teaching the classes, will be available to meet with interested students. Craig Nielson, president and CEO of the Effingham Regional Growth Alliance will also share information about scholarship and employment opportunities.

Enrollment in the program is limited. The deadline to apply is May 1 and an aptitude test is required. A practice test, FAQ and list of steps to get started can be found on the High Demand Programs page at Lake Land College representatives will be available to help students get started with the enrollment process or financial aid.

Lake Land College and LaunchCode are partnering to offer students an opportunity to train for a career in the fast growing field of web application development in just 20 weeks. Students will gain skills in Python, Java, SQL and front-end development. Those who complete the program will earn a Lake Land College certificate as well as the opportunity to test for eight industry-leading Microsoft certifications.

The program is offered through a collaborative agreement between the college and LaunchCode, an innovative non-profit providing job seekers opportunities to enter the technology field. Jim McKelvey, the co-founder of Square, the payments processing company, founded LaunchCode to create pathways for people seeking careers in technology.

For more information about the informational meeting contact Bonnie Moore, director to Center for Business and Industry, at 217-238-8260 or

For more information about the IT-LaunchCode certificate program visit

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