In November Baker University will launch its second nine-month coding bootcamp in partnership with The Software Guild. The online program offers students training in software development through online courses. Student have the choice of two tracks: .NET/C# or Java. The bootcamp provides the in-demand coding skills that technology employers seek in today’s job market.
“Because the demands of this particular industry center on specific skills, we’re proud to offer the same high standard of quality our degree programs are known for in this unique bootcamp certification program,” said Dr. Jake Bucher, Dean of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies. “Our goal is always to be a bridge between the community and industry, and this program will provide participants with the training they need and employers with the skilled resources they seek.”
The program will be taught by Software Guild instructors using Software Guild’s course structure and curriculum. Students will spend 15 to 20 hours per week in a collaborative online environment. They will have daily access to teaching assistants and instructors to ensure guidance and hands-on support throughout the program.
“We’re excited to begin teaching students and connecting with employers in a new state,” said Eric Wise, chief academic officer of the Software Guild. “This expansion shows The Software Guild’s commitment to training hirable, technologically savvy talent. We’re looking forward to working with a respected university such as Baker University to bring this nontraditional software development program to the region.”
In an industry in which technology jobs become available faster than they can be filled, 95 percent of graduates from The Software Guild’s existing on-ground bootcamps in Akron, Minneapolis and Louisville have found employment at the end of their programs. All three cities are formally recognized as TechHire communities under president Barack Obama’s initiative.
A new session of Bootcamp classes will begin in November. Registration and more information can be found at bakerU.edu/coding-camp. All Baker University alumni who attend the program will receive a $500 tuition credit.
Once formally enrolled, students with financial needs have the opportunity to apply for accessible, low-interest loans that will cover the full cost of tuition through Skills Fund. Skills Fund supports alternative education opportunities that have a track record of job placement success.
About The Software Guild
The Software Guild, which is owned and operated by online education technology solution provider The Learning House, Inc., is an accelerated, hands-on coding bootcamp where individuals become software developers through either an in-person bootcamp or a fully online program. Apprentices learn either .NET or Java and acquire the skills needed for entry-level developer positions. The Software Guild has more than 300 companies in its employer network, a 95 percent job placement rate and master instructors with an average of more than 10 years of industry experience. The Software Guild has locations in Akron, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and online.