With demand for tech-savvy talent in Detroit at a record high, Michigan State University (MSU) is offering its first coding boot camp in partnership with Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator and 2U, Inc. brand. Geared toward adult learners and working professionals in the region, the MSU Coding Boot Camp will teach the front-end and back-end skills necessary to become a proficient full stack developer.
The 24-week, part-time program begins June 1, 2020, with two three-hour evening classes during the week (6:15 to 9:15 p.m.) and a four-hour class on Saturdays (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Enrollment is now open at bootcamp.msu.edu.
“In just a handful of years, we’ve witnessed a transformation in Detroit’s economy and a growing demand for skilled tech workers across all industries. We’re launching the MSU Coding Boot Camp to help meet that increasing demand and fill the new pipeline of technology talent for Detroit’s businesses,” said Leo Kempel, Dean of the MSU College of Engineering. “We believe through this partnership we’ll be able to quickly scale our efforts to bring accelerated tech training opportunities to the local workforce.”
In recent years, Detroit has experienced a business renaissance driven by a growing tech economy. According to Burning Glass, companies in the Detroit-area struggled to fill over 44,000 open roles requiring some level of coding proficiency in 2019, many at Detroit’s major auto manufacturers. However, companies are having a progressively harder time locating tech talent. This skilled labor shortage is exacerbated by a record low unemployment rate and the fact that just 14.6 percent of Detroit residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to the US Census Bureau.
In addition to classroom instruction, students will spend 20 hours a week on outside projects, homework, and experiential learning activities. They’ll 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 MSU’s College of Engineering.
To learn more about the MSU Coding Boot Camp, visit bootcamp.msu.edu. You can apply online or by calling (313) 918-1028.