As Miami emerges as an international tech hub with increased demand for skilled talent, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will invest $2.25 million in CodePath to expand its programming at Florida International University (FIU) and launch new programs at Florida Memorial University (FMU) and Miami Dade College (MDC).

CodePath, a national nonprofit seeking to increase diversity in computer science and engineering, is partnering with higher education institutions to:

  • complement their computer science curricula to align with industry needs;
  • prepare students for competitive internships;
  • place students in software engineering roles at leading tech companies.

“Miamians are talented, full of grit and determination. Increasingly, they seek to bring those attributes to careers in tech,” said Raul Moas, Knight’s Miami program director. “By investing in CodePath, we are investing in the aspirations of Miamians and key educational institutions which enable our community to succeed.”

CodePath provides no-cost software engineering courses, career services, and access for computer science students to successfully complete their undergraduate education and land competitive technical roles after graduation. Since 2017, CodePath has served more than 10,000 students, 70% of which come from Black, Latino/a, or low-income backgrounds.

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