Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business is partnering up with Trilogy Education, a skills-based training boot camp and cyber-skill institution, to bring Ottawa its first coding boot camp. The program will be geared toward adult learners and working professionals and teach them the skills they need to work in the field of IT.
Beginning February 4, 2020, the part-time, 24 week professional web development program will be offered on campus 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 bootcamp.carleton.ca.
As part of the process, students will spend a minimum of 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 get career-planning services, portfolio reviews and recruiting assistance.They will develop skills related to dynamic end-to-end web applications and ultimately, a certificate in full-stack web development from Carleton University.
“As one of Ottawa’s leading education institutions, we feel a responsibility to bring to market a program that empowers local adults with the latest technology skills in demand by Ottawa employers,” said Dana Brown, Dean of the Sprott School of Business. “This intensive boot camp will be delivered in collaboration with Trilogy Education, enabling us to provide students with a skills-based curriculum, hands-on instruction from industry professionals, and extensive career services.”
According to Randstand, IT was the fastest growing sector in Canada in 2018 and that full stack developing is 2019’s most in demand IT skill set. Burning Glass reports that in the past 12 months alone, companies in Ottawa struggled to fill more than 6,000 jobs requiring some level of coding ability. While larger cities like Toronto and Vancouver are known for their tech sectors, Ottawa employers are looking more and more for job-ready tech talent. The university and Trilogy hope the pairing will give students the competences and confidence they need to excel in the technology industry.
“The technology sector is expanding rapidly in Canada’s capital city,” says Greg Calverase, the general manager of Trilogy Education Boot Camps at 2U, Inc. “The Carleton University Coding Boot Camp will fill a critical need in the market for tech training and attract further investment in Ottawa’s innovation economy.”