When: Thursday, Jan 31 | 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: MTCC 202B

Days: Thursday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: General. Subjects: Inclusion, Literacy, Partnerships, and Research.


The session originally led by Simona Ramkisson was withdrawn and has been replaced with this session. 

Mohawk College is a strategic partner with Hamilton Public Library offering free credit courses at the City School campus located at the Circuit 4.0 of the Central Library. The collaboration between the college and the library teams and services, and a shared commitment to accessible education demonstrates the community’s strength in facilitating economic development in Hamilton.

City School by Mohawk will provide insights on their pilot project, Coding Bootcamp, which in partnership with the Industry-Education Council of Hamilton, offered tuition-free hands-on coding education in autumn 2017 at the Hamilton Public library. Coding Bootcamp sought to provide job skills training for residents of Hamilton’s priority neighbourhoods to prepare Hamiltonians for an in-demand job market. Participants learned how to develop websites meeting industry standards using a variety of coding tools.

We will provide insight on the model, current results and our curriculum to help bring this learning model to communities, province-wide. We will also make an official announcement regarding the future of the project.

Attendees will leave the session with a concrete understanding of digital literacy and how libraries can play a role in supporting this type of learning in their communities.