Department of Commerce offers free code skills classes

The course is open to any resident with internet access.   File image

The South Carolina Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation in collaboration with Build Carolina is granting free access to code education for all South Carolina residents who would want to improve their skills or even for those who have never tried programming.

The course is open to any resident with internet access. Interested applicants can take the beginner to advanced curriculum.

“The continued development of South Carolina’s digital workforce is critical to ensuring future economic prosperity within our borders,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said. “Our ability to compete in the global economy will rely on the availability of an educated, job-ready technology workforce in South Carolina. SC Codes will help us develop such talent, preparing the citizens of this state for the jobs of tomorrow.”

South Carolinians who are interested in becoming a student, a mentor or a community partner may visit for more information about the program.

“The beauty of the platform is that anyone who wants to learn to code can access educational resources that are specific to the needs of employers right here in our state,” Lelia King, executive director of Build Carolina, said. “South Carolina is leading the charge when it comes to removing barriers to technical education, which will have a direct impact on our workforce, our innovative employers and our economy.”

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