The Northwestern University School of Professional Studies will offer a Coding Boot Camp that will help train people for job openings that number in the tens of thousands.
The decision to start and the launch of the boot camp stems from a record level of demand for web developers.
“There are a wealth of opportunities,” Erica Wilke Bova, the International and Professional Education Programs’ assistant dean, said. “Coding Boot Camp can provide the start toward a new career in a fast-growing area where demand for talent is high.”
More than 150,000 jobs for skilled developers are posted on an annual basis, with 50,000 of those jobs going unfilled because there is a lack of applicants who are qualified to fill those positions. According to estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of web development jobs will increase by 20 percent each year until the year 2022.
In an effort to accommodate working professionals, the Northwestern Boot Camp, which begins on Sept. 27 and ends on April 1, will offer two classes on weekday evenings, lasting three hours each, and a class on Saturdays that will last four hours.