But Reed adds that: "We recognize that it isn't possible for everyone to take off three years of work and go to school full time. We needed to find creative ways to help a different group of people improve their skills. We know what employers are looking for – at Neumont we spent years tailoring our curriculum to fit those needs. So with Helio, non-traditional students get an opportunity to take advantage of key pieces of our curriculum."
Neumont University President Shaun McAlmont agrees, "Neumont University has seen tremendous success creating a model that works in higher education. We know our university's blueprint works for undergraduate degrees. Ninety-seven percent of Neumont University graduates are working in their field just six months after graduation, and starting annual compensation packages average $63,000. We're excited to see that same model applied at an independent institution through the use of bootcamps to help non-traditional students learn new skills in programming and computer science. "
"I've always believed there's a place for coding camps and bachelor's degrees in computer science to help fill the talent shortage in STEM careers," McAlmont explained, noting that the majority of students at Neumont University are recent high school graduates, with more than 80% of the student body coming from outside the state of Utah.
While both Helio and Neumont University operate under the same parent company, Helio is a separate entity from Neumont University. Helio's courses will not be counted towards college credit or degree completion. The university will retain its focus on project-based computer science bachelor's degrees.
More about Helio Training
Helio Training provides a new approach to coding bootcamps and corporate training. Founded by Neumont University's leadership team, Helio focuses on providing a hands-on, project-based curriculum along with clear measureable goals. Helio Training launched in December 2015, with a corporate training for Towers Watson -- a global professional services company with a local office in downtown Salt Lake City. In April 2016 Helio began training for eBay with an additional training for Towers Watson in May and continues to add new partners to help support the growing need for computer science programmers. Helio is subsidiary of Neumont Acquisitions, LLC and draws on the experiences and best practices of Neumont University to provide an excellent education that surpasses the competition. Learn more at heliotraining.com.
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