Thursday, 16 May 2019

A new professional web development course that aims to meet the rising demand for job-ready tech talent will be launched by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with US education technology company Trilogy Education .

The coding boot camp, which starts on Tuesday 10 September, will teach the front-end and back-end skills necessary to become a proficient full stack developer. The 24-week, part-time program comprises two three-hour evening classes during the week and a four-hour class on Saturdays.

UWA Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor David Sadler said the University was keen to find new ways to educate the WA workforce so that more people could participate in the booming demand for technology skills locally, nationally and globally.

“Our coding boot camp is an intensive, part-time program designed for working adults who want to transition into technology-based careers,” Professor Sadler said.

“Through our partnership with Trilogy Education, our students will have access to a world-class curriculum, targeted career coaching and instructors who work in the tech industry.”

A report by job site Indeed found that full-stack developer was the most in-demand job in Australia based on total number of job postings. The program coincides with WA residents looking for ways to retrain for new jobs and upskill in their current roles as growth declines in the mining industry.

Trilogy Education CEO and Founder Dan Sommer said UWA was joining a network of universities that recognised the importance of preparing their communities for changes driven by an increasingly tech-focused economy.

“The tech skills gap is a global problem and the fastest growing gaps are in cities that aren’t traditionally thought of as tech hubs. Tailored to the needs of WA employers, this boot camp is for anyone who’s determined to make a transformation in their life.”

Pairing UWA’s strengths with Trilogy’s market-driven coding and career curriculum offers students the competence and confidence to succeed in the technology industry. The course covers the basics of coding, algorithms and data structure plus intensive training in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Node.js and React. No previous training or experience is required, but applicants should have an understanding of coding basics.

In addition to classroom instruction, students will spend a minimum of 20 hours a week on outside projects, homework and learning activities. They’ll also build a professional project portfolio to showcase their abilities and hone their competitive edge in the employment market. Students will receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, recruiting assistance and extensive staff support.

Boot camp students will gain skills to develop dynamic end-to-end web applications, as well as receive a Certificate in Full-Stack Web Development from The University of Western Australia.

Apply online to take part in the coding boot camp or by calling 6255 5512.

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