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Nonprofit Eleven Fifty Academy Wins ‘Best of Tech’ Talent Impact Award
April 24, 2022

With community and employer partners, Eleven Fifty is building a tech workforce pipeline at scale. Its graduates have filled more than 800 tech jobs since the start of the pandemic, earn average starting salaries of $54,000 and 97% of them remain in the Indiana tech ecosystem.

Press Release: IU Health grants will support housing and training needs across Indiana
December 15, 2021

Indiana University Health has awarded $4.3 million to community organizations across the state to meet critical housing and training needs of some of the most vulnerable Hoosiers.

WRTV Indianapolis: Eleven Fifty Academy to open classrooms at northeast-side church in 2022
December 2, 2021

Eleven Fifty Academy will set up classrooms at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in 2022.

Press Release: Eleven Fifty Academy Named as Nation’s Best Cybersecurity Bootcamp for Certifications
August 19, 2021, a trusted resource for online learning, higher education planning, and career advice, has announced the Top 10 best cybersecurity bootcamps of 2021. Eleven Fifty Academy was named Best for Certifications.

Press Release: Eleven Fifty Academy Announces Its 1150th Graduate
June 8, 2021

The nonprofit Eleven Fifty Academy announces a milestone: the Academy has graduated its 1150th student from its immersive bootcamps since inception over seven years ago in the home of prolific inventor and entrepreneur, Scott Jones. These graduates now represent over $50 million of annual Hoosier income, with average incomes that far surpass state averages.

InnoPower Minority Business Conference to Focus on Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness
June 3, 2021

Innopower founder and CEO Emil Ekiyor said the conference is especially important this year because it will help teach leaders, such as educators, entrepreneurs and investors, how they can uplift the most vulnerable populations, which disproportionately suffered from issues such as finding jobs or keeping their businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accelerating the Generation of Wealth
May 7th, 2021

The focus of this year’s InnoPower Minority Business Week is accelerating economic development and generating wealth in Indiana’s Black communities. The event will be held in June 14th — 18th.

Press Release: Eleven Fifty Academy Receives $5 million Lilly Endowment Grant To Impact Underserved Communities In Indianapolis
March 31, 2021

Eleven Fifty is the recipient of the Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis grant from Lilly Endowment. Through its initiative, Lilly Endowment is awarding 28 grants totaling $93.6 million to fund collaborative strategies and programs focused on helping Indianapolis residents living in or near poverty make progress toward achieving lasting economic self-sufficiency.

Press Release: Eleven Fifty Academy Announces Webinars for Veterans with Hiring Our Heroes
January 19, 2021

Eleven Fifty Academy announces next steps with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, which is a series of webinars designed to educate veterans on how they may skill up into high-demand technology careers.

Partnerships and Placements During the Pandemic
October 27, 2020
Indy Chamber

Eleven Fifty Academy is transforming lives with the help of state and local organizations, as well as our federal government. In the midst of a pandemic, Eleven Fifty found opportunity. With Indiana’s unemployment rate of 6.2% hovering below the national average of 7.9%, the Career Services team at Eleven Fifty Academy is placing its graduates into sustainable careers in tech.

The Cost of a Career Change
May 13th, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder

Tech Company Qualifi is Streamlining Hiring Practices
April 30th, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder

Connected To Her Roots.
April 23rd, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder

The Challenge of Coding: Marquese Martin-Hayes, Jr.
April 12th, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder

Leveraging CARES Act Funding to Earn More $$
April 12th, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder

Using Tech For Upward Mobility: Kaylea Britton
April 12th, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder

Changing the Diversity Profile in Tech: Linda Calvin
March 12th, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder

Women Veterans in Tech
March 5th, 2021

Ariel Crawley, a Community Champion Encouraging Women to Enter Tech Careers
March 4th, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder

Elevate Northeast Partners with Eleven Fifty Academy for Regional Expansion
March 2nd, 2021 Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Women Veterans in Technology
March 2nd, 2021 The Hoosier Veteran

Press Release: Eleven Fifty Academy and IWiT to Celebrate Women During March
February 24, 2021

Changing to a Career in Tech: Severa Cox
February 20th, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder

Eleven Fifty Launched Coding Bootcamp in Fort Wayne
February 10th, 2021 Inside Indiana Business

Creating a Tech Workforce Funnel
February 8th, 2021 Inside Indiana Business

3 Questions: Tools for Building an Inclusive Tech Workforce With Dewand Neely
January 28th, 2021 TechPoint The Index

Community Stepped Up to Create Positives in 2020
December 28th, 2020 Frankfort Times

Keeping Talent in Indiana: The IT Capstone for College Completion
December 9th, 2020 Inside Indiana Business

Hiring Hoosiers: Indy Non-profit Helps With Career Training in Coding
December 4th, 2020 WRTV6

New Partnership Brings More Tech Opportunities
December 4th, 2020 The Indianapolis Recorder

COVID-Impacted Hospitality Workers Pursuing New Careers
October 12th, 2020 Inside Indiana Business

Coding Bootcamp Focusing on Military Veterans
October 7th, 2020 Inside Indiana Business

Eleven Fifty Academy Gauges Future Tech Needs
October 9th, 2020 The Times

In the Spotlight: Eleven Fifty Academy
October 5th, 2020 Career Ready Indiana

Eleven Fifty Academy Offers Tech Bootcamp at No Cost
June 19th, 2020 Indy Chamber

Hiring Hoosiers: Eleven Fifty Academy offers free online coding course
April 30th, 2020 RTV6 News

Press Release: Eleven Fifty Offers Veterans Online Cybersecurity Courses
April 28th, 2020

Eleven Fifty Makes Courses Available Online Statewide
April 2nd, 2020 Inside Indiana Business

E-Learning: The Future of Education?
March 20th, 2020 Inside Indiana Business

How to Work at Home During Coronavirus Outbreak
March 17th, 2020
Inside Indiana Business

Eleven Fifty Academy Tips to Switch to Online Learning
March 17th, 2020 Inside Indiana Business

WHIN Celebrates Planning Grant to Improve the Workforce Readiness in Technology Careers
March 12th, 2020 WHIN Recent Events

Eleven Fifty Academy Partners with Vincennes University
January 27th, 2020 Inside Indiana Business

Cybersecurity Training to be Offered at WestGate
January 14th, 2020 Inside Indiana Business

State CIO Dewand Neely will tackle new challenge with Eleven Fifty Academy
November 15th, 2019 Indianapolis Business Journal

Eleven Fifty HQ Beginning of Statewide Growth
September 23rd, 2019 Inside Indiana Business

Eleven Fifty to Move Headquarters
August 20th, 2019

Academy Targets ‘Red Hot’ Cyber Job Market
June 17th, 2019 Inside Indiana Business

Eleven Fifty Academy, Fishers Parks & Recreation Host Summer Coding Camp
May 9th, 2019 The Current

Indiana Has More High-skill Jobs Than it Can Fill. That’s Why Inmates are Learning to Code.
April 12th, 2019 IndyStar

Eleven Fifty Moves Into Next Gear, Enhances Accessibility
March 22nd, 2019 Indianapolis Business Journal

Eleven Fifty Partnering With Salesforce on Training
March 15th, 2019 Inside Indiana Business

JFF Helps Register Indiana’s First Software Developer Apprenticeship Program
February 20th, 2019 JFF

Governor Holcomb Visits Eleven Fifty Academy
February 2, 2019 Fox59 News

Scott Jones is Making His Mark Again
January 25th, 2019 Indianapolis Business Journal

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