C Spire, Ridgeland-based telecommunications and technology services company, is expanding its partnership with the Base Camp Coding Academy by assuming a key leadership role on the board of directors.
Carla Lewis, senior vice president of IT for C Spire, has been named to the Base Camp board of directors, and Sean Anthony, a Teach for America manager in Mississippi, has been hired as Technical Director for the Water Valley non-profit.
Base Camp provides high school graduates with a year-long vocational training program in computer programming to support the technology needs of local and regional employers. The first classes begin on June 1.
Once students leave the program, they can pursue full-time jobs with Mississippi technology companies.
Lewis has 15 years experience with C Spire, where she has led all of the major software development and IT initiatives.
Anthony has a wide range of experience, including teaching STEM classes in regional high schools and helping manage the operations of Teach for America in Mississippi.
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