Harvard Extension School and Trilogy Education Launch Coding Boot Camp in Cambridge

 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.”

Pairing Harvard Extension School’s strengths with Trilogy Education’s proven platform and market-driven curriculum offers students both the competence and confidence to succeed in the technology industry. The program’s curriculum covers the basics of coding, algorithms and data structure plus intensive training in JavaScript, Node.js, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Java and more. No previous training or experience is required, but applicants should have an understanding of coding basics.

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.

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To learn more, visit bootcamp.extension.harvard.edu. You can apply online or by calling (617) 459 4320.

About Trilogy Education Services, Inc. 
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world’s leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy’s intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity in more than 40 markets around the globe. Since the company’s launch in 2015, thousands of working adults have successfully completed Trilogy-powered programs, and more than 2,000 companies—including 50% of the Fortune 100—employ them.

About Harvard Extension School
Founded in 1910 as part of Harvard UniversityHarvard Extension School serves 14,000 working professionals each year through a diverse offering of courses, certificates, and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Drawing upon faculty from the University, other institutions, and industry experts, the school offers high quality online and on-campus learning opportunities in a diverse range of subjects such as government, management, computer science, and sustainability for students who want the challenge of Harvard academics while working full-time. As part of its mission to extend the resources of Harvard, Extension School programs are designed to meet the demanding needs of part-time students.