Metova partners with University of Central Arkansas to create Arkansas coding academy

Metova Inc, in partnership with the University of Central Arkansas, has opened the Arkansas Coding Academy, the company said.

The Arkansas Coding Academy provides the education and real-world skills required for employment in jobs requiring coding talent in Arkansas and across the country. Arkansas Coding Academy students are immersed in a hands-on approach while learning skills including building flexible user interfaces for multiple device operating systems such as Android and iOS, developing and debugging applications.

Arkansas-based technology companies such as Metova, Acxiom, JB Hunt, Ensono and Rockfish currently employ technology professionals with a need for new talent. These companies have committed to hiring at least 100 new tech employees each year, and the Arkansas Coding Academy provides the skills necessary to land these positions.

Metova designs and develops Android apps and Metova developers, trained in Objective-C, support the emerging demand for iPhone and iPad apps.