January 9, 2020 / Vincennes University, Eleven Fifty Academy form
partnership to train tech workers
INDIANAPOLIS – Vincennes University is partnering with Eleven Fifty
Academy, founded by tech entrepreneur and prominent Hoosier Scott
Jones, to develop cybersecurity talent.
Eleven Fifty Academy is dedicated to bridging the tech talent gap in
Indiana. It offers introductory coding courses, specialized workshops,
and advanced coding bootcamps. Based in Fishers, the non-for-profit
Academy has expanded with a cybersecurity classroom in downtown Indianapolis.
The partnership between VU and Eleven Fifty Academy will allow
students to earn VU course credits. Students may apply the credits
toward a certificate of program completion in Cyber Security and Networking.
The credits also will enable Eleven Fifty Academy students to
continue their education with VU to pursue an associate degree or a
bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security Information Technology.
“There is a great need in the state of Indiana for more cybersecurity
experts in our workforce,” Jaci Lederman, VU Information Technology
Department chair and associate professor, said. “We are excited to
work with Eleven Fifty Academy to educate more Hoosiers in cybersecurity.”
Eleven Fifty Academy has consistently been named by Course Report as
one of the best coding bootcamps in the nation. The Academy, now in
its fifth year, has graduated 504 entry-level developers through its
immersive learning experience. The average starting salary of
graduates is more than $55,000, with many graduates earning more than
$81,000 after only 12 weeks in the program.
“Cybersecurity is a gateway to transform lives by rapidly ramping
students into rewarding careers,” Jones, founder and president of
Eleven Fifty Academy, said. “The Academy’s program already offers NET+
and SEC+ certifications that are internationally recognized and our
exciting partnership with Vincennes University gives students a viable
path to a degree as well."
Eleven Fifty Academy is a nonprofit organization focused upon high
quality, immersive software development courses designed to accelerate
the learning curve for people of all ages and skill sets. The mission
of Eleven Fifty Academy is to build an ecosystem of coding talent that
financially benefits the individual, their employer, and their community.
For more information about the Eleven Fifty Academy admissions
process, visit https://elevenfifty.org/admissions/.
For more information about Vincennes University’s Cyber Security and
Information Technology degree programs and certificates, visit https://www.vinu.edu/web/college-ofbusiness-and-public-service/information-technology.
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 36 other states, and 21
other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana
campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
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MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
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