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The Software Guild and TCU partner to offer software development boot camp

In partnership with Texas Christian University, The Software Guild is offering 10-14 month, online, master-apprentice coding boot camp.

According to a news release, the boot camp aims to connect students with tech skills in an accessible, condensed and hands-on format. Graduates of the program will them be able to enter the job market with skills applicable to more than 1,700 local tech jobs expected to open in coming years.

According to The Texas Workforce Commission these jobs contribute to a 23.1 percent projected growth rate in computer-related occupations between 2014-2024 for the Fort Worth area.

“There is no doubt that the market for software development jobs continues to grow. Developers are needed in Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, the healthcare industry, education, and more,” Rachel McGalliard, general manager and SVP of operations at TSG. “We’re excited to partner with TCU to open the door to job opportunities for the community while growing the local talent pool for employers.”

McGalliard added that as the demand for these skills continues to grow, the available talent has to keep up with the local economic needs, and that’s why programs like this are important.

“Students are looking for ways to keep their skills current outside of the traditional four-year computer science degree,” she said in the release. “Through our partnerships we create an accelerated training program in a way that works with, not against, the higher education community.”

According to the release, the coding program will be taught by Software Guild master instructors with an average of over 10 years of experience, and students will spend roughly 20 hours a week in a collaborative, flexible online environment.

Students will also have daily access to teaching assistants and instructors to ensure guidance and support throughout the program, the release stated.

“Partnering with The Software Guild to offer online Coding Bootcamp training further enhances TCU Extended Education’s reputation in this community by continuing to offer top-notch programming for professional development,” David Grebel, director of extended education at TCU, said in the release.

The first TCU cohort to participate in the program will start in February. The Software Guild has on-ground locations in Louisville, Kentucky and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The program also offers online training in partnership with Baker University in Kansas, Kent State University, Oregon State University, the University of Georgia, the University of West Florida and Wichita State University.

For more information on The Software Guild’s university partnerships and its coding program, click here.

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