Originally Published May 26, 2022
The new partnership seeks to increase access to technology education in as little as 18 weeks
PHILADELPHIA – Community College of Philadelphia’s Corporate Solutions and Promineo Tech have launched a new series of coding bootcamps to increase access to more affordable technology education. Over the course of 18 weeks, students will have the opportunity to participate in part-time, flexible, and fully online classes that seek to bridge the gap between high-demand technology education and the communities that need them most. No prior coding experience is required to enroll in a cohort.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2020 and 2030, there will be about 189,200 openings for software engineers each year – a 22 percent increase over the past decade. The Forbes Technology Council reports that there are not enough graduates from existing programs to fill this need.
“The demand for IT and software development is growing in the Philadelphia region,” said Carol J. de Fries, College vice president for Workforce & Economic Innovation. “To help meet local industry needs, Corporate Solutions sought a partnership with Promineo Tech, who provides coding bootcamps that are developed around industry validated skill sets required for high-tech jobs. Philly’s tech scene represents more than 157,000 people, with an average starting salary of $60,000 per year. These vital bootcamps will help prepare Philadelphians with skills for the workforce of today and the future. We are excited to be a resource to Philadelphia businesses offering technology employment and looking to diversify their workforce.”
Students are able to enroll in two separate, full-length programs: Back End Software Developer Bootcamp and Front End Software Developer Bootcamp. While most bootcamps only offer Full Stack Software Developer programs, offering two separate stacks allows students to spend more time mastering their selected track and becoming strong candidates for a role in development.
The programs are geared towards individuals who are looking to start a career in software or switch careers within the technology industry. Students are expected to meet for class once a week at a set time in a virtual environment. In addition to the weekly class meeting, students meet once a week for a remote, 30-minute one-on-one with a mentor. Students would commit no more than 20 hours a week to their studies.
“The rapid economic shift last year has created tremendous demand among those who want to re-skill,” shared Nick Suwyn, founder of Promineo Tech. “Bringing these bootcamp programs to Pennsylvania is a great opportunity to enhance the workforce acceleration within the state, specifically in the increasingly in-demand field of technology. We’re excited to work with Community College of Philadelphia’s Corporate Solutions to accomplish this.”
Enrollment for upcoming cohorts is currently live. Additional information on the College’s Front End and Back End Software Development Bootcamps, as well as other software and technology training programs, can be found online.