Innovate Sullivan, a spin-off of Launch Terre Haute, “is the beginning of a long-awaited initiative coming to fruition through the forward-thinking vision of local leaders, innovators and government bodies to create an entrepreneur-led public-private partnership for true 21st-century community innovation in the Sullivan, Indiana region.”
The group recently conducted the first of four crash coding courses, funded through the SCRC, for middle and high school students.
“It went extremely well,” Innovate Sullivan Development Director David Dubree said. “We had two students who said they want to go into coding as a career now after that class. I count that as a success.”
Dubree said a second class has been set for July 28, but, instead of at the Civic Center, it will be at the First United Methodist Church. “In the short time between being able to confirm with Eleven Fifty (Academy), every Saturday through November got booked at the Civic Center,” Dubree explained of the venue change.