With demand for skilled tech talent in the greater Boston area at an all-time high, Harvard Extension School and leading workforce accelerator Trilogy Education announce the launch of The Coding Boot Camp at Harvard Extension School. Provided by Trilogy Education and geared toward adult learners and working professionals in the Boston area, this intensive web development program will teach the front-end and back-end skills necessary to develop dynamic end-to-end applications, as well as the soft skills critical to success in today’s workplace.
The part-time, 24-week program begins March 11, 2019. Classes will be held in Harvard Square from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. two nights a week and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion in Full-Stack Web Development. Enrollment is now open at bootcamp.extension.harvard.edu.
“Since its inception, the Harvard Extension School was designed to serve the needs of the greater Boston community. With industry demand for technology skills set to double in the next decade, the call from local professionals and businesses has never been clearer,” said Huntington Lambert, Dean of Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education. “Harvard Extension School offers dozens of for-credit classes, graduate certificates, and degrees in computer science and information systems areas, but not the type of skill development that Trilogy Education can add as we serve the broad needs of learners across their careers. By leveraging Trilogy’s groundbreaking platform, curriculum, and network, The Coding Boot Camp at Harvard Extension School provided by Trilogy Education will provide a complementary pathway into the digital economy for those in the workforce and a new pipeline of technology talent for the area’s employers.”
The Boston area is one of the strongest markets for tech talent in the nation. However, accelerating demand for web developers combined with record-low unemployment is making it increasingly challenging for local employers to meet their hiring needs. In the past 12 months, Boston-area employers struggled to fill over 80,000 open roles requiring some level of coding ability. In the same period, the city added just 8,500 tech degrees, according to CBRE.
“The Coding Boot Camp at Harvard Extension School is a powerful example of Trilogy Education’s approach working hand-in-hand with leading universities to close the digital skills gaps in their cities,” said Dan Sommer, CEO and Founder of Trilogy Education. “Together, we’re giving working adults in Boston from all backgrounds the opportunity to capture meaningful gains from the region’s fast-growing technology sector.”
In addition to classroom instruction, participants will spend 20 hours a week on outside projects, homework, and experiential learning activities designed to build soft skills like problem solving, teamwork, and communication. They’ll also build a professional project portfolio to showcase their abilities and hone their competitive edge in the employment market.
The boot camp includes a range of career-planning services, portfolio reviews, recruiting assistance, and extensive staff support. Participants will showcase their final projects at the city’s first Project Demo Day in mid-2019, open to Boston’sbusiness community.
To learn more, visit bootcamp.extension.harvard.edu. You can apply online or by calling (617) 459 4320.