Coding Dojo Helps Companies Train Existing Employees

May 10, 2016

9:45 am

Even if you aren’t a programmer, it’s likely that your job involves communicating with them. Having at least a base knowledge of coding is becoming a desired skill in a variety of non-technical fields. There is also the need for employers to be able to find qualified candidates in a shorter amount of time (it currently takes tech companies an average of 39 business days to fill a vacancy), or have trained employees already on staff who can take over the work until a suitable replacement is found.

These needs are why popular coding bootcamp Coding Dojo has launched a corporate training program. The program is designed to train existing developers in new coding languages as well as train existing non-developers to become coders.

“By equipping employees with next-generation skills and technologies, companies can become more agile and innovative,” said Coding Dojo CEO, Richard Wang in a statement. “Couple that with the fact that there will be one million more computing jobs than computer science graduates by 2020, it’s clear that companies need to build the skills of existing employees rather than rely solely on outside developer recruitment, which can be an expensive and time-consuming process.”

Teams can be trained in specific languages or stacks, or tracks like web security, web scalability, front-end development, back-end development and database and framework development. They also offer web fundamental courses covering HTML, CSS and Git for non-technical employees, such as marketers and product managers, who could benefit from being familiar with these skills.

The customized programs are designed to help companies stay ahead of the curve, make sure developers are trained in the latest programming languages, technologies, and best practices, and build the skills of internal employees rather than having to recruit talent from elsewhere.

Coding Dojo was one of the first coding bootcamps and is the only one that teaches three full technology stacks in a single 14-week program. They currently have campuses in Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Silicon Valley and in 2016 they will be expanding to Washington DC (June 2016) and Chicago (September 2016).

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Kristin is an aspiring entrepreneur who is enthusiastically navigating her way through the DC startup space. She has an unending passion for learning and is never satisfied with the status quo. During the day she is an ops, biz dev, and marketing maven for Fission Strategy

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