July 22, 2016
It's no secret that the employment landscape is shifting. While college graduates flood the job market and millennials continue to make less than their parents, tech jobs have become the saving grace dwindling economies. The only problem is that you can't learn this skill overnight. You need training, mentorship, and most importantly a way to practice this difficult yet valuable expertise. Fortunately, Ironhack is giving coders a chance to change the world through coding education, no matter where they set up shop.
Coding is a lot like language; you aren't going to get any better if you don't get your feet wet. The 8-week immersive program at Ironhack is designed to teach by doing. Students work on everything from full-stack mobile apps to responsive websites with the guidance of teachers that know what they are doing. And, most importantly, graduates are almost guaranteed a spot in the workforce.
“We work closely with industry folk to create a curriculum that is useful in the workplace, and currently have a 90 percent job placement rate within 3 months to reflect that,” said Alia Poonawala, admissions director for Ironhack.
While there are hundreds of bootcamps for coders in the world, Ironhack sets itself apart by providing an international network of influencers and job creators that can help graduates turn coding education into viable employment. After all, what's the point of education if you can't get a job because of it?
Thanks to headquarters in Miami and Madrid, Ironhack is able to offer a global experience that is valuable to graduates and employers a like. With nearly one thousand members available for networking at the click of a button, it's no doubt that Ironhack's international network is the most valuable part of the program.
“The Ironhack global network of hiring partners, CTO’s, professional developers, alumni and staff is formidable,” said Poonawala. “We currently have a Slack channel with over 750+ members and anyone and everyone who’s ever stepped through the Ironhack doors is made accessible to past, present and future students.”
The future of Ironhack is dedicated to making their students a priority. With almost daily shifts in the technology sector, they understand the importance of changing with the times and providing a wide range of courses and services for coders looking to enter the world of coding. And because they consult with experts in the job market, they're able to cultivate a community of people working towards a brighter tech future.
“Ironhack is constantly evolving and keeping up with new technologies based on the demands we see in the workforce,” said Poonawala. “We’ve introduced part-time bootcamps (that span from 10 weeks to 6 months) to better fit busy schedules. By keeping attentive to student and hiring partner needs, we’re rolling out new courses based on those demands.”
Ironhack is clearly more than a coding bootcamp; they are a community of driven professionals that want to bridge the gap between people who want to get involved in the tech world and the employers that need qualified talent. And while you might be able to get into the coding world without them, do you really want to?
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