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School of Code is now taking applications for it’s fourth free coding bootcamp

West Midlands, UK – September 2020 – The School of Code is launching a COVID response bootcamp, taking 48 people from scratch to professional developers and helping them into new careers in technology. It will be running a fully remote course after a successful online learning trial during lockdown.

Launching in September 2020, the School of Code bootcamp is full-time, intensive, and 100% FREE to all West Midlands residents! There are no prerequisites, no previous qualifications – those applying for the course don’t even need to have seen a line of code before. School of Code takes a learner from novice to software developer in just 16 weeks before helping them find their first role in tech.

With rising automation, a changing job landscape, and the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, technology will be the engine driving the recovery of our regional economy. School of Code can help address the skills shortage by offering individuals the opportunity to retrain and improve their future employment prospects. With 125,000 unfilled tech jobs in the UK every year, the School of Code Bootcamp aims to equip its recruits with the skills that industry needs, as well as helping them find exciting career opportunities afterwards. School of Code has run 3 bootcamps so far, with 90% employment rate. The course prides itself on being open to anyone, with a 50:50 gender split, age-range of 18-60, and demographics matching those of Birmingham. Previous graduates have successfully secured roles at The Economist, Bravissimo, Santander, and more.

The School of Code is focused on providing a free route into tech, and is supported by the West Midlands Combined Authority through Mayor Andy Street’s “Beat the Bots” fund as well as through employers who hire through the course. They aim to continue to show more people that learning to code is fun, sociable, team-based and for everyone.

The School of Code hopes to challenge existing stereotypes of the tech sector and encourage diversity in the workplace by making it more accessible for everyone to enter and benefit from this thriving industry. They’ve helped former teachers, return to work parents, school leavers, barbers, retail assistants, artists, travel, health and hospitality workers all learn how to code and change their career paths.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to jump into the growth jobs of the future, no matter where they are now.”

The course is a full-time intensive, collaborative learning experience which will be remote in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course, participants will learn the fundamentals of programming and web development with cutting-edge technologies like JavaScript, Node, React, as well as learning industry best practices guided by top industry professionals.

Applications are open now, and close on the 3rd August 2020. Apply now by visiting: www.schoolofcode.co.uk

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