A ‘Coding Bootcamp’ for aspiring software developers in Minnesota officially commenced this week at Concordia University in St. Paul.
Conceived to meet the ongoing demand for skilled technologists, the immersive educational experience intends to qualify grads to work as entry-level software developers within industry.
11 students are participating in the first class, which runs from 9am-4pm M-F for 12 continuous weeks, per David Clinefelter. He is the Chief Academic Officer at The Learning House, an online learning company partnered with The Software Craftsmanship Guild to deliver Concordia’s Bootcamp.
Taught by instructors sourced from ILM Professional Services, the $10,000 course provides college credit from the accredited University, which also means that enrolled students can qualify for federal financial aid. On the employer side, hiring companies seeking early access to the grads are invited to join into a network that currently has six members.
Concordia’s next bootcamp course will start in May, also focused on the .Net stack, and Clinefelter says they are considering adding a Java class.
“Demand has been positive, we’re receiving as much interest from students as working professionals.”