When people consider Canada’s tech hubs, they may think of Toronto and Vancouver, but the country’s capital can’t be overlooked, especially now that Ottawa is getting its first part-time coding boot camp. Offered by Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business and powered by Trilogy Education, the Carleton University Coding Boot Camp teaches the front-end and back-end skills necessary to become a proficient full-stack developer.
“As one of Ottawa’s leading education institutions, we feel a responsibility to bring to market a program that empowers local adults with the latest technology skills in demand by Ottawa employers,” said Dana Brown, Dean, Sprott School of Business. “This intensive boot camp will be delivered in collaboration with Trilogy Education, enabling us to provide students with a skills-based curriculum, hands-on instruction from industry professionals, and extensive career services.”
IT was the fastest growing sector in Canada last year according to Randstad, which reported that full-stack developer is 2019’s most in-demand IT skill set. With early education initiatives like CanCode, the Canadian government is serious about investing in its future digital workforce. In the country’s capital, employers are already hungry for job-ready tech talent. During the past 12 months alone, companies in the Ottawa area have struggled to fill more than 6,000 open roles requiring some level of coding ability according to Burning Glass.
“The technology sector is expanding rapidly in Canada’s capital city,” said Greg Calverase, General Manager of Trilogy Education Boot Camps at 2U, Inc. “The Carleton University Coding Boot Camp will fill a critical need in the market for tech training and attract further investment in Ottawa’s innovation economy.”
Trilogy Education, recently acquired by education technology leader 2U, Inc., partners with 49 universities around the world to help power intensive training programs in coding, data analytics, cybersecurity, UX/UI, and fintech. The US-based company opened an office in Toronto earlier this year.
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.
Carleton University Coding 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 Carleton University. The 24-week, part-time program will be offered on campus beginning February 4, 2020, 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.carleton.ca.