University of Adelaide and Trilogy Education Kick Off Partnership to Launch Coding Boot Camp

ADELAIDE, AustraliaJune 26, 2019 — With demand for skilled tech talent in Australia at an all-time high, the University of Adelaide and workforce accelerator Trilogy Education are partnering to deliver an intensive coding boot camp specially designed for adult learners.

Rigorous and fast-paced, the University of Adelaide Coding Boot Camp covers the theory and application of full stack web development. Graduates will leave with a professional portfolio that will demonstrate their new skills and the confidence to succeed as a web development professional. The first course begins in October, with enrollments at bootcamps.adelaide.edu.au.

“There is a shortage of people in South Australiawith 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.”

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. 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,” he says.

The coding boot camp is a 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. No previous training or experience is required, 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.”

“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,” says 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. The boot camp provides an education tailored to the enquiring mind and a workforce defined and valued for its intellectual flexibility and rigour,” says Professor Quester.

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.

For more information or to apply for the University of Adelaide Coding Boot Camp, visit bootcamps.adelaide.edu.au or call +61 (0)8 7130 3878.

About The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is a world-class research and teaching institution. We are centered on discovering new knowledge, pursuing innovation and preparing the educated leaders of tomorrow. As Australia’s third oldest university, we have a well-established reputation for excellence and progressive thinking. This continues today, with the University proudly ranked in the top one percent, among the world’s elite. We recognize exceptional people as one of our greatest assets. Adelaide has over 100 Rhodes Scholars and five Nobel Laureates among its distinguished alumni. We attract academic staff who are global leaders in their fields, along with the best and brightest students, who graduate equipped to embark on a fulfilling career.

About Trilogy Education

Trilogy Education, a 2U, Inc. brand (NASDAQ: TWOU), 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 50 markets around the globe. Thousands of working adults have successfully completed Trilogy-powered program, and more than 2,000 companies employ them.

About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

Eliminating the back row in higher education is not just a metaphor–it’s our mission. For more than a decade, 2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, has been a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities. We build, deliver, and support more than 250 digital and in-person educational offerings, including graduate degrees, professional certificates, Trilogy-powered boot camps, and GetSmarter short courses. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 150,000 students and lifelong learners. To learn more, visit 2U.com. #NoBackRow

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