After transforming the tech sector in the West Midlands the School of code is launching free bootcamps in software development into other regions.
The School of Code is taking its ground-breaking, successful model of helping everyone access technology careers by launching even more free bootcamps.
Starting 15th November, the Skills Bootcamp in software development will be full-time, intensive and 100% free to residents in Worcestershire, as well as across the North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, London and the South East. This programme is in partnership with the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs.
Worcestershire residents who wish to apply for the bootcamps do not require any prerequisites, any previous experience and don’t even need to have seen a line of code before.
The bootcamps will take a learner from beginner to software developer in just 16 weeks before helping them find their first roe in tech.
The School of Code has successfully helped 62 people go from 0 to programmer and started their professional tech careers during lockdowns. They are now looking to help 192 people across the country start new careers by April 2022.
Dr Chris Meah, Founder of the School of Code said: “Technology will be the engine of recovery for the country, but we need to make sure everyone is on board to benefit. At the School of Code we are free and open to everyone to remove barriers for people. Our mission is to help more, and different types of people take advantage of the opportunities technology gives, and to future proof their skills and career.
“We believe talent can come from anywhere. Money shouldn’t be a barrier to accessing life-changing educational opportunities. That’s why we provide a free route taking people from knowing nothing about technology to becoming world-class tech talent, and partner with employers to help land people into jobs and make our new model of education sustainable.
“Skills Bootcamps offer a short, intensive, immersive and transformational learning sprint to a new career. The experience helps to change lives and power growth by giving participants the right skills to be immediately useful to employers on day one. But crucially our bootcampers also learn how to learn.”
To apply for the Skills Bootcamp starting in November, please visit the School of Code’s website: www.schoolofcode.co.uk The School of Code is focused on providing a free route into tech, and is supported through the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain the skills they need to secure good jobs, no matter their stage in life or area in which they live. The massive investment in lifelong learning will put skills and technical education at the heart of communities, helping everyone go as far as their talent and ambition will take them.
To support this goal, School of Code aims to continue to show more people that learning to code is fun, sociable, team-based and for everyone by offering the course in four new regions – the North West, East Midlands, London and the South East alongside its current base in the West Midlands.
Applications to the Skills Bootcamps are welcome from anyone aged 19 or above and looking to quickly increase their coding skills to fast-track into a new career in tech.
With 125,000 unfilled tech jobs in the UK every year, the School of Code aims to equip its recruits with the skills that industry needs, as well as helping them find exciting career opportunities afterwards.
To find out more about applying from Worcestershire, contact the Worcestershire Growth Hub team using the contact details below.