Putting the ‘Tech’ in Technical School – Southern Careers Institute Launches Software Developer Bootcamp

…many of the programs that students take are not giving adequate time for a student to absorb and understand why they are doing a task…

Until now, technical schools have traditionally been behind some of the newer, leaner institutions when it comes to teaching the top skills one needs to succeed in the tech industry.

As long as we continue to wake up every morning to Alexa’s voice as our alarm, book a ride through Uber, and listen to our life’s soundtrack on Spotify, companies will continue to demand software engineers to build and maintain the apps that power our lives.

“We’ve spoken extensively with employers hiring coding boot camp graduates and found that their worry is that many of the programs that students take are not giving adequate time for a student to absorb and understand why they are doing a task, but typically are just memorizing a process,” shares SCI CEO Jacob Mayhew. “SCI-Tech Academy has developed a program that provides a deeper teaching around each topic and extends the learning time from 12 -18 weeks to 33 weeks.”

The technology programs are powered by SCI-tech Academy and include Computer Support Specialist, Full-Stack JavaScript, and now their newest program, Software Developer. The course which is offered online, allows for maximum flexibility and allows the student to ‘choose their own learning adventure’—either pursuing the .NET or JavaScript pathway. Students have the opportunity to earn up to 13 “skill-badges” that demonstrate their proficiency in various technologies and programing languages along the way, including “Front-End Foundations,” and “Web Security.” Graduates of the program will emerge to excel in an entry-level full-stack software developer role.

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