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News Mississippi State Personnel Board Collaborates with Mississippi Coding Academies to Help Skilled Graduates Enter State Workforce

Created On: 11/14/2018 9:35:28 AM

Jackson, Miss. (November 14, 2018) – The Mississippi State Personnel Board is now accepting the Mississippi Coding Academies and Base Camp Certificate of Completion as equivalent to an associate degree in applied science or “fast path” degree.  There are now 20 information technology jobs with the State of Mississippi for which Mississippi Coding Academies and Base Camp graduates qualify after completing the program.

“These students graduate with the technical skills needed for employment, and we are proud to offer a means for Mississippi Coding Academies and Base Camp graduates to enter the state workforce,” says MSPB Executive Director Kelly Hardwick.

“We are extremely gratified that the Mississippi State Personnel Board has recognized that the young Mississippians graduating from our Coding Academies meet their expectations of skills and abilities,” says Mike Forster, chairman of Innovate Mississippi and Mississippi Coding Academies board of directors.  “We look forward to a long and mutually supportive partnership between Innovate Mississippi, the Mississippi Coding Academies, and the State of Mississippi.”

In October, the Information Technology Professional Development Committee, the group responsible for making recommendations to MSPB on personnel actions within the field of IT, voted to accept the certificate of completion as equivalent to an associate degree.  Graduates and job seekers may find open positions at www.mspb.ms.gov.

About MSPB:
The Mississippi State Personnel Board is the central human resources management agency for state employees in Mississippi, serving nearly 27,000 public employees and 127 state agencies.

About Mississippi Coding Academies and Base Camp:
Mississippi Coding Academies and Base Camp operate tuition-free courses that transform recent high school graduates into full-stack coders and web developers with locations in Jackson, Columbus, and Water Valley.

 

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