Stamford, CT – May 14, 2019 – The University of Connecticut School of Engineering today announced the launch of its first coding boot camp, in partnership with leading workforce accelerator Trilogy Education. Geared toward adult learners and working professionals, the UConn Coding Boot Camp is designed to teach the front-end and back-end skills necessary to become a proficient full stack developer.
The 24-week, part-time program begins July 30, 2019, with two three-hour evening classes during the week (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.) and a four-hour class on Saturdays (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Enrollment is now open at bootcamp.uconn.edu.
“While the University of Connecticut’s undergraduate computer science program grows every year, the demand for tech workers in the state far surpasses the number of students graduating from our traditional degree programs,” said Kazem Kazerounian, Dean of the School of Engineering. “As part of the School’s contribution to economic development within the State of Connecticut, our partnership with Trilogy Education to launch the UConn Coding Boot Camp will make it possible for adults from all backgrounds to quickly learn the skills to pivot into these high-demand tech roles and create a new pipeline of talent for local businesses.”
“UConn Stamford, the City of Stamford, and the entire Fairfield County region will benefit from this opportunity,” added Terrence Cheng, Director of the UConn Stamford campus. “Our identity at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, is heavily shaped by technology and business. Working with Trilogy further strengthens this identity, enhancing UConn Stamford’s ability to meet the needs of our professional communities, while also upholding our commitment to engagement, partnership, experiential learning, and economic impact.”
With the labor market the tightest it’s been in a generation, Stamford employers are hungry for job-ready tech talent. According to new research from McKinsey, web development ranks among the nation’s fastest-growing professions, with demand for coding and advanced IT skills set to grow by over 90% in the next decade. In the Stamford area, companies across industries struggled to fill over 8,000 job openings requiring coding skills in 2018 alone. According to Burning Glass, some of the top employers for web development jobs around Stamford are Deloitte, Synchrony Financial, and NBC.
“UConn joins a network of the country’s largest and most respected public research institutions that recognize their power to bridge the growing tech talent gaps in their communities,” said Dan Sommer, Trilogy Education’s CEO and Founder. “Together, Trilogy and UConn designed this boot camp for anyone with the drive to learn a set of skills that will help them future-proof their careers. Every step of the way, students will have supportive instructors, tutors, and career coaches to guide them, along with a curriculum tailored to the needs of Connecticut employers.”
In addition to classroom instruction, students will spend a minimum of 20 hours a week on outside projects, homework, and experiential 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 also receive a range of 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 Connecticut School of Engineering.
To learn more about the UConn Coding Boot Camp, visit bootcamp.uconn.edu. You can apply online or by calling (860) 453-0163.
About the University of Connecticut School of Engineering
UConn School of Engineering is a powerhouse for research and engineering education in the state of Connecticut and beyond. We are the number 1 public engineering school in New England, and we provide 51 percent of the state’s engineering graduates. We work with local and national industry to address pressing technological challenges and to strengthen our manufacturing base. We value entrepreneurship and innovation, and our students and faculty actively develop startups and new technologies in support of economic development. Equally important, initiatives in engineering for human rights, brownfields, and cybersecurity demonstrate our enduring commitment to addressing major challenges facing our society.
About Trilogy Education
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world’s leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Since the company’s launch in 2015, thousands of working adults have successfully completed Trilogy-powered programs, and more than 2,000 companies—ranging from startups to the Fortune 500—employ them.