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Indiana Wesleyan University and Eleven Fifty Acquisition graphics

MARION, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) has acquired the key assets of the Eleven Fifty Academy in a deal that will allow the program to continue providing Hoosiers a quick, proven way to ramp up their technical skills for future careers in the tech sector.

Nonprofit Eleven Fifty Academy Wins ‘Best of Tech’ Talent Impact Award
Nonprofit Eleven Fifty Academy Wins ‘Best of Tech’ Talent Impact Award
April 24, 2022

With community and employer partners, Eleven Fifty is building a tech workforce pipeline at scale. Its graduates have filled more than 800 tech jobs since the start of the pandemic, earn average starting salaries of $54,000 and 97% of them remain in the Indiana tech ecosystem.

IU Health grants will support housing and training needs across Indiana
Press Release: IU Health Grants Will Support Housing and Training Needs Across Indiana
December 15, 2021

Eleven Fifty Academy is focused upon transforming lives of individuals and communities. We enable this through discovery of purpose, development of values, immersive job-ready skills development, and thoughtful community programs.

WRTV Indianapolis: Eleven Fifty Academy to open classrooms at northeast-side church in 2022
WRTV Indianapolis: Eleven Fifty Academy To Open Classrooms at Northeast-side Church in 2022
December 2, 2021

Eleven Fifty Academy will set up classrooms at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in 2022.

Eleven Fifty Academy's named as nation's best Cybersecurity Bootcamp for certifications.
Press Release: Eleven Fifty Academy Named as Nation’s Best Cybersecurity Bootcamp for Certifications
August 19, 2021, a trusted resource for online learning, higher education planning, and career advice, has announced the Top 10 best cybersecurity bootcamps of 2021. Eleven Fifty Academy was named Best for Certifications.

Eleven Fifty Academy's grads taking group picture.
Press Release: Eleven Fifty Academy Announces its 1150th Graduate
June 8, 2021

The nonprofit Eleven Fifty Academy announces a milestone: the Academy has graduated its 1150th student from its immersive bootcamps since inception over seven years ago in the home of prolific inventor and entrepreneur, Scott Jones. These graduates now represent over $50 million of annual Hoosier income, with average incomes that far surpass state averages.

InnoPower Minority Business Conference to Focus on Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness
InnoPower Minority Business Conference To Focus on Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness
June 3, 2021

Innopower founder and CEO Emil Ekiyor said the conference is especially important this year because it will help teach leaders, such as educators, entrepreneurs and investors, how they can uplift the most vulnerable populations, which disproportionately suffered from issues such as finding jobs or keeping their businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

InnoPower Minority Business Week
Accelerating the Generation of Wealth
May 7, 2021

The focus of this year’s InnoPower Minority Business Week is accelerating economic development and generating wealth in Indiana’s Black communities. The event will be held June 14th — 18th.

Eleven Fifty Academy Receives $5 million Lilly Endowment Grant To Impact Underserved Communities In Indianapolis
Press Release: Eleven Fifty Academy receives $5 million Lilly Endowment Grant to impact underserved communities in Indianapolis
March 31, 2021

Eleven Fifty is the recipient of the Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis grant from Lilly Endowment. Through its initiative, Lilly Endowment is awarding 28 grants totaling $93.6 million to fund collaborative strategies and programs focused on helping Indianapolis residents living in or near poverty make progress toward achieving lasting economic self-sufficiency.

Eleven Fifty Academy Announces Webinars for Veterans with Hiring Our Heroes
Press Release: Eleven Fifty Academy Announces Webinars for Veterans With Hiring Our Heroes
January 19, 2021

Eleven Fifty Academy announces next steps with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, which is a series of webinars designed to educate veterans on how they may skill-up into high-demand technology careers.

Eleven Fifty Academy Announces Webinars for Veterans with Hiring Our Heroes
Partnerships and Placements During the Pandemic
October 27, 2020

Eleven Fifty Academy is transforming lives with the help of state and local organizations, as well as our federal government. In the midst of a pandemic, Eleven Fifty found opportunity. With Indiana’s unemployment rate of 6.2% hovering below the national average of 7.9%, the Career Services team at Eleven Fifty Academy is placing its graduates into sustainable careers in tech.

The Cost of a Career Change
May 13, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder
Tech Company Qualifi Is Streamlining Hiring Practices
April 30, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder
Connected To Her Roots
April 23, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder
The Challenge of Coding: Marquese Martin-Hayes, Jr.
April 12, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder
Leveraging CARES Act Funding To Earn More $$
April 12, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder
Using Tech for Upward Mobility: Kaylea Britton
April 12, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder
Changing the Diversity Profile in Tech: Linda Calvin
March 12, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder
Women Veterans in Technology
March 2, 2021 The Hoosier Veteran
Changing To a Career in Tech: Severa Cox
February 20, 2021 The Indianapolis Recorder
Eleven Fifty Launched Coding Bootcamp in Fort Wayne
February 10, 2021 Inside Indiana Business
Creating a Tech Workforce Funnel
February 8, 2021 Inside Indiana Business
Community Stepped Up To Create Positives in 2020
December 28, 2020 Frankfort Times
New Partnership Brings More Tech Opportunities
December 4, 2020 The Indianapolis Recorder
COVID-Impacted Hospitality Workers Pursuing New Careers
October 12, 2020 Inside Indiana Business
Coding Bootcamp Focusing on Military Veterans
October 7, 2020 Inside Indiana Business
In the Spotlight: Eleven Fifty Academy
October 5, 2020 Career Ready Indiana
Eleven Fifty Makes Courses Available Online Statewide
April 2, 2020 Inside Indiana Business
E-Learning: The Future of Education?
March 20, 2020 Inside Indiana Business
How To Work at Home During Coronavirus Outbreak
March 17, 2020 Inside Indiana Business
Eleven Fifty Academy Tips To Switch To Online Learning
March 17, 2020 Inside Indiana Business
Eleven Fifty Academy Partners With Vincennes University
January 27, 2020 Inside Indiana Business
Cybersecurity Training To Be Offered at WestGate
January 14, 2020 Inside Indiana Business
Eleven Fifty HQ Beginning of Statewide Growth
September 23, 2019 Inside Indiana Business
Academy Targets ‘Red Hot’ Cyber Job Market
June 17, 2019 Inside Indiana Business
Eleven Fifty Moves Into Next Gear, Enhances Accessibility
March 22, 2019 Indianapolis Business Journal
Eleven Fifty Partnering With Salesforce on Training
March 15, 2019 Inside Indiana Business
Scott Jones Is Making His Mark Again
January 25, 2019 Indianapolis Business Journal