Program to Encourage Students to Learn to Code Coming to Jackson

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Jackson-Madison County students will soon have the opportunity to learn more about computer programming. The Jackson Chamber has teamed with JMCSS to offer this opportunity to high school students in Madison County. The program is called CO:de Academy and is an extracurricular activity that will help students learn about computer programming, including website design and mobile application development. This project is the brainchild of William Donnell and Ben Ferguson, two local businessmen with a passion for improving tech education in West Tennessee. “CO:de Academy is a perfect fit for Jackson,” William Donnell said. “In the next 20-30 years, the most important second language one can learn is programming. Because of Jackson’s fiber network, we have a faster connection to the internet than my clients in Silicon Valley!” Students in the academy are increasing their competency in a growing field.

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