MILWAUKEE, Sept. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --With demand for web developers in Wisconsin at an all-time high, University of Wisconsin-Extension today announced the launch of its first coding bootcamp, in partnership with leading workforce accelerator Trilogy Education. Geared toward adult learners and working professionals, the Coding Boot Camp at UW-Extension teaches the front-end and back-end skills needed to become a proficient full stack developer. The 24-week, part-time program begins January 15, 2019, with two three-hour evening classes during the week (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.) and a four-hour class on Saturdays (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Enrollment is now open at https://bootcamp.wisconsin.edu/coding.
"The Coding Boot Camp at UW-Extension will help working adults here in the Milwaukee area capitalize on the exploding demand for digital skills, while bridging regional hiring gaps. This program is a great option for adult learners looking to change careers, secure promotions, re-enter the workforce, or diversify their skill sets," said John Stone, Senior Associate Dean of Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin-Extension. "By leveraging Trilogy Education's market-driven platform, we're bringing adult learners in Milwaukee from all backgrounds and experience levels a pathway into the tech industry."
With the state unemployment rate at a record low of 2.9%, Wisconsin employers are hungry for skilled tech talent. In the past 12 months, Milwaukee-area employers alone struggled to fill more than 7,000 open roles requiring some level of coding ability. This mirrors national trends: web development ranks among the fastest growing professions in the U.S., with the number of roles set to increase by 24% by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"Together, the University of Wisconsin-Extension and Trilogy Education have a vision to create a stronger digital workforce and a stronger Milwaukee. Tech talent attracts businesses, spurs innovation and investment, and impacts long-term economic growth. Through this partnership, we're bringing working adults here in Milwaukee the opportunity to pursue meaningful careers in technology and helping build a city that can thrive into the future," said Trilogy Education CEO and Founder Dan Sommer.
In addition to classroom instruction, students will spend 20 hours a week on outside projects, homework, and experiential learning activities. They'll also build a professional project portfolio to showcase their abilities and hone their competitive edge in the employment market. Students will also receive a range of career-planning services, portfolio reviews, recruiting assistance and extensive staff support.
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 University of Wisconsin-Extension.
About Trilogy Education 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—ranging from startups to the Fortune 500—employ them.