El Camino College Launches Affordable Coding Bootcamps
With the current shortage of 1.4 million software developers in the US, there is a heightened demand for skilled software developers. El Camino College’s Community Education department saw an opportunity to bridge this gap by offering fee-based, 18-week coding bootcamps starting on March 23 and 24 in both Front End and Back End Software Development.
The short-term, not-for-credit bootcamps are specifically designed for the working adult who is looking to switch careers, or to change positions within the tech industry. The job opportunities for the graduates of the program span from roles including Java Developer, Software Engineer, Back End Developer, Application Developer and Front End Developer with a rewarding $62,000 average starting salary.
“Despite the number of people being laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for software developer jobs remains strong and as such, this makes this new partnership with Promineo Tech vital to our local economy,” said Betty Sedor, El Camino College’s Director of Community Education.
The rigorous program prepares graduates to confidently fill entry level positions within the industry. Throughout the duration of the program, students dedicate about 20 hours a week to mastering the curriculum. This time includes 1.5 hours of live, personally-tailored micro-lectures and 13-18 hours of self-guided learning facilitated through an online learning management system. El Camino College recognizes the need for efficient education in order to enhance workforce development within the community. These bootcamps offer a career-focused curriculum that will get successful students on track to enter the tech industry.
“We’re excited to partner with El Camino College on this initiative to offer affordable, technology education.” said Nick Suwyn, President of Promineo Tech. “Especially programs like these that are designed to empower working adults to pivot into a new career without investing 4 or more years to do so.”
The demand for skilled developers is projected to continue growing as it is already labeled the fastest growing occupation in this decade. Offering these specialized coding bootcamps is providing the community with the tools that they need to become employed in a time where employment has been so drastically affected by the global pandemic.
For more information and to register for a free orientation about the courses, contact the El Camino College Community Education department www.ECCommunityEd.com, call 310-660-6460, or text 424-279-4430.
El Camino College’s Community Education department provides short-term, fee-based, not-for-credit classes, workshops, job-training programs, and special events designed for professional and/or personal development with a special emphasis on inspiring a sense of wonder and imagination for life-long learning.
About Promineo Tech: Promineo Tech is an Education-as-a-Service provider that partners with Community Colleges to offer coding bootcamps and related technology training. Their mission is to make technology education affordable, accessible, and low risk for everyone so that anyone has the opportunity to improve their lives through learning. They teach people the skills needed to enter, and be successful, in high-demand, technology fields such as the software development industry. Learn more at PromineoTech.com.