School of Code launches a new part-time bootcamp to transform lives and diversify tech

School of Code Bootcamp

School of Code has launched a new part-time bootcamp to help transform lives and diversify tech during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the UK’s workforce by necessitating a widespread transition to remote working. Alongside this, 2020 highlighted the need for diversity and representation across the UK’s Tech sector; only five per cent of technology leaders identify as female, and only five per cent of the UK’s Tech talent identify as coming from a BAME background.

School of Code is on a mission to get more and different types of people into Tech. They are closing the digital skills gap by turning diverse cohorts of people into work-ready full stack developers suited to remote, Agile teams. The bonus: It’s free to attend. Funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority, corporate sponsors, and employer partners levels the playing field and eliminates barriers to entry.

The new bootcamp will offer 40 people across the West Midlands the opportunity to gain coding skills on a flexible basis whilst accommodating their existing employment, business or caring commitments. Independent and peer learning throughout the week will accompany set class times on Wednesday evenings and every other Saturday. Like previous bootcamps, learners will take part in two real-world projects that will allow them to showcase their new technical skill set. By offering this versatility in the learning experience, School of Code hopes to widen participation in the tech sector across all socio-economic groups.

This proven model has seen 85% of previous bootcamp cohorts successfully placed into digital roles throughout the UK. Whether they started the course as a paleontologist or a classical guitarist with  no tech experience, they have all learned the technical, problem solving, and creative skills required to join high-performing tech teams and make an impact immediately.

Speaking about the bootcamp, Chris Meah, CEO of 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 open to everyone to help more and different types of people take advantage of the opportunities technology gives, and to future proof their skills and career."

"Bootcamps offer a short, intensive and transformational learning sprint to a new career."

"We change people’s lives by taking them through a transformational, team-based journey giving participants the right skills to be immediately useful to employers on day one."

"But crucially our bootcampers also learn how to learn.“

To find out more information or apply for the bootcamp, click here.


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