SC Codes Welcomes Morgan Boykin as New Volunteer & Community Coordinator
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
SC Codes, a statewide program aimed at providing free access to code education, today announced Morgan Boykin as its new volunteer & community coordinator. The program currently offers nine free modules on its platform, with free content available to anyone in the state with an interest in computer programming.
Prior to joining SC Codes, Boykin served as Director of Community Programs & Engagement at Carolina Youth Coalition in Columbia, SC. Morgan holds a B.A. in Special Education from Bennett College and a M.Ed. in Divergent Learning from Columbia College School of Education. Bringing experience from the public school setting and non-profit sector, Morgan has played a lead role in developing programming through community based partnerships and volunteer engagement.
"I am thrilled to support the mission of SC Codes through building a passionate volunteer base throughout the state,” said Boykin. “There are so many individuals looking to share their time and talents with others and it is a real privilege to make those connections for our learners. South Carolina has a tremendous opportunity to increase its tech workforce and I look forward to being a part of this movement!"
“Morgan brings a wealth of non-profit volunteer recruitment and community engagement experience to the SC Codes team and we are so excited to have her joining us” says SC Codes program director, Kaity Miller. “Morgan will undoubtedly increase SC Codes’ reach and impact through strengthening our volunteer network, increasing engagement with learners on the free platform, and developing industry relationships throughout the state.”
SC Codes is helping upskill the workforce in hopes of filling the void of available technology jobs in South Carolina. At last count, there were nearly 10,000 jobs for software developers in South Carolina. According to CompTIA’s 2020 Cyberstates report, employment in the tech industry expanded by over 5,000 jobs in 2019 and the tech sector represents 6% of South Carolina’s economy.
SC Codes was launched in September 2018 and now has nearly 8,000 registered users statewide. The platform allows for 24/7 access to free online curriculum for any interested resident. For more information, visit sccodes.org.