LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- A program dedicated to teaching coding skills to High school students received a $500,000 donation Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Business owner Brook Smith made the half-a-million dollar donation to help the coding program, ahead of their Jan. 8 launch date. The donation was given to Transform Education Kentucky. TEK is partnering with Interapt to deliver their coding program to high school seniors.

Seniors from Jefferson County, Eminence Independent and Shelby County High schools can apply for the Interapt Skills program.

It will train them with fundamental coding skills for both IOS and Android systems. Transportation will be offered to and from Louisville where the program will be held.

If you know a high school senior interested in a career in technology, they can apply online by clicking here.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The money given to Interapt is a donation, not a grant as originally reported. Contrary to the original report, the money was given to TEK and not Interapt.