Free Coding Education Comes to Florence Library


On Thursday, October 17, at 6:30 p.m., the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will host an open house to introduce the SC Codes initiative in Florence County.

SC Codes offers free online coding courses, mentorship opportunities, and career resources for anyone interested in programming — whether they’re brand new to code or looking to add technical skills.

Coding is the process of using a programming language to create computer software, apps and websites.

“This library already serves as a hub for education and community resources, so it’s the perfect site partner for programs like SC Codes,” said Lelia King, executive director of the program. “We’re excited to provide mentors and curriculum for the residents of Florence County who are interested in learning more about programming and the opportunities available for those with these technical skills.”

“ACS Technologies is excited to come along beside a free program like SC Codes that exposes technology solutions to those that are interested,” said Dean Lisenby, Senior Director, Information Technology for ACS. “SC Codes and the Florence County Library are providing the training, tools and the facility.  We are happy to have some of our highly talented employees lend their expertise to support this community initiative as mentors and instructors. We are happy to give back not only to Florence and surrounding communities but to expose future talent to the technical community.  We expect that we’ll look back one day and realize that some of our employees helped with the initial stages of the SC Codes effort.”

A collaboration powered by the S.C. Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation and Build Carolina, SC Codes is a first-of-its-kind, state-funded resource that connects students with experienced industry mentors and provides pathways for continuing education and employment in technology-related fields. SC Codes has partnered with libraries and technology firms across the state to provide facilities and expert mentors to support and promote the free online platform and create a statewide coding community.

Admission to the open house is free and open to anyone interested in coding, mentorship, or just finding out more about the SC Codes initiative. For more information, please call the library at (843) 413-7074, or visit www.sccodes.org.