With demand for skilled tech talent in Australia at an all-time high, the University of Adelaide and Trilogy Education have announced a partnership to deliver an intensive coding boot camp specially designed for adult learners.
The University of Adelaide Coding Boot Camp is a rigorous and fast-paced part-time, 24-week program that gives participants the knowledge and skills to build dynamic end-to-end web applications and become a full-stack web developer.
“There is a shortage of people in South Australia with the tech skills that business demands,” says Jeremy Glaros, executive director, executive education, University of Adelaide. “There is evidence that this workforce shortfall is negatively impacting South Australia through businesses opting to locate in other states.”
No previous training or experience is required to take the boot camp, although an understanding of coding basics is recommended. In addition to classroom instruction, students have access to a range of career-planning services.
“Adelaide’s continued transformation into a high-tech hub of digital activity has left employers with insufficient talent to meet critical business needs,” said Dan Sommer, CEO and founder of Trilogy Education. “The University of Adelaide and Trilogy Education share the belief that skills-based training is a powerful economic driver, and today’s launch of the University of Adelaide Coding Boot Camp will enable the region’s employers to find the talent that will drive new business growth throughout the region.”
Alexei Fey, CEO of Comunet, a South Australian company specializing in digital transformation and tech strategy, highlights the call for more staff skilled in information technology.
“As a business at the forefront of technological changes we are thrilled at the growth in the sector. However, there is a shortage of people with relevant tech skills,” he said. “My frustration in finding good talent is not uncommon amongst the local business community. When good talent becomes available, competition is fierce amongst employers to secure talent.”
“The digital revolution continues to transform business across all industries, and as we become increasingly dependent on technology, there is an increasing need to upskill the workforce with the necessary skills to respond,” said Professor Pascale Quester, deputy vice-chancellor (academic), University of Adelaide. “The university is adapting its curriculum and teaching methodology in response to these changes to make education more accessible and relevant to a broader and more diverse range of students.
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 Adelaide.
The first course begins in October. Visit bootcamps.adelaide.edu.au to enroll or for more information.