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The Mill Code School

free Bloomington code school

The Mill Code School provides free upskilling training to eligible residents. This 10-week, self-paced program prepares graduates for new economy jobs with higher wages and growth potential.

The spring 2021 cohort is set to launch on May 10 and will focus on IT Administration. Graduates will be certified in CompTIA Network+ and will receive career readiness training. A partnership between gener8tor Upskilling, The Mill, and Ivy Tech Bloomington, The Mill Code School includes curriculum, career coaches, technical coaches, academic resources, and job placement support after the course. The Mill Code School is funded in part by a $100,000 grant from the City of Bloomington. Residents of Bloomington and Monroe County receive preference for admittance.

Learn more and apply through our partners at gener8tor. Applications are due May 5.



application deadline


May 10

program kickoff


July 6–9

mock interviews


July 12–16

hiring event


July 16

program end


July 21

graduation ceremony



job placement support

Our first cohort of The Mill Code School, launched in fall of 2020, was a rousing success. We received 120 applications for 40 slots, and achieved an impressive 80% retention rate. To date, 40% of the graduates have been placed in new jobs. 

To learn more about The Mill Code School or to become a sponsor, please contact Melissa Ward, Head of Partnerships and Initiatives.

This is such a perfect example of another way that Bloomington is continuing to lead the way in the world, with the collaboration you’ve brought together, and the skill set that graduates have learned to become  part of an emerging economy.

Blair Milo

Indiana Secretary for Career Connections and Talent