Georgia Tech to Host Coding Boot Camp Informational Session

October 2, 2017

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Due to the ongoing community interest in obtaining university-accredited web development training, Georgia Tech-Savannah is offering a third coding boot camp to begin November 7, 2017. An informational open house, to be held on Wednesday, October 11, from 6-8 p.m.at Bull Street Labs (2222 Bull Street), will be held for interested employers and students to learn about the 24-week program, review the curriculum, hear about tuition reimbursement opportunities, and network with area coding professionals.

The boot camp will cover everything from the basics of coding, algorithms and data structure, to intensive training in Javascript, Node.js, HTML, CSS, jQuery, C#, and more. In addition to learning in the classroom, students will spend 10-15 hours each week on outside projects and experiential learning activities to build a professional project portfolio that showcases their abilities to create web applications. Successful graduates will earn a Georgia Tech certificate in full stack development.

Area employers interested in sending employees to the coding boot camp are eligible to receive as much as a 90 percent tuition reimbursement via Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) grants provided by the Coastal Workforce Investment Board (CWIB). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, web development ranks among the world’s fastest-growing professions, with jobs projected to increase at a 20 percent annual pace through 2022. The opportunities for skilled developers have long passed the labor supply: Of more than 150,000 new openings posted each year, some 50,000 go unfilled. The median salary for professional web developers is $63,000, with some earning as much as $110,000 a year.

“A career in web development can offer unthinkable opportunities for inspiring work and professional growth,” said Diane Lee, director of the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus. “The Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp is the only university-backed coding boot camp in the state of Georgia and is a great career opportunity for an underserved market in Savannah.”

The course is designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals and students, with two three-hour evening classes during the week (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.) and a four-hour class on Saturdays (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.). To learn more about Georgia Tech Professional Education’s Coding Boot Camp, visit codingbootcamp.pe.gatech.edu/savannah/. Students can apply online or by calling 912-436-3732.

Georgia-Tech Savannah’s inaugural coding boot camp completed August 2017, with 20 participants. Cohort number two began in May with a completion date of October 2017.  Many of the students already had positions with various local companies such as Daniels Defense, Byrd Cookie Company and Savannah Economic Development Authority, but the students who were not working at the time have all found employment locally thanks to their Georgia Tech Savannah Coding Boot Camp certification.

  

ABOUT GEORGIA TECH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:

Georgia Tech Professional Education is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, offering professional master's degrees, short courses, and certificate programs to meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners. Programs are available at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus, and worldwide through a variety of formats. In addition to professional course offerings, the division manages meeting and event facilities, and administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language programs. Last year alone, Georgia Tech Professional Education served individuals representing more than 3,000 companies, with an enrollment of more than 26,000.