New Seattle Code School Offers In-House Job Opportunities to Graduates though its Software Development Consultancy

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Code Builders turns beginner coders into employed full-stack junior developers though its immersive nine-month program

"We’re ecstatic to launch the Code Builders model in Seattle. We're on a mission to give our students the education and hands-on experience they need to succeed as developers.

Code Builders, a new Seattle-based immersive coding school and software development consultancy, has launched a nine-month program that turns beginner coders into full-stack junior developers. Students at Code Builders spend their first six months in the classroom and their last three months in the in-house development consultancy working on real development projects for real clients.

While the typical code school or boot camp offers three months of instruction and no job placement, Code Builders believes that its approach gives entry-level developers an extended classroom education and the real-life experience that they need to become successful senior developers. With its nine-month program, the Code Builders experience is 4X longer than the average code school.

"We’re ecstatic to launch the Code Builders model in Seattle. Over the last few years we’ve seen an abundance of code schools and boot camps emerge promising to teach students how to become developers in three months. But the problem we’ve seen is that many of these entry-level developers graduate and have a difficult time finding jobs because they don’t have enough real-life experience and frankly haven’t been given the time needed to hone their skills,” states Co-Founder and Lead Instructor Bookis Worthy.

The total number of US code schools grew 175% from 2013-14, not including part-time programs, according to Course Report. In 2015, it was estimated that 16,056 students would graduate from code school programs, up 138% from the previous year, resulting is an influx of entry-level developers seeking full-time employment. With 27% of graduates placed in jobs after graduation, the vast majority of code school graduates report that it takes a few months to find a job, and even after three months, 21% of code school graduates are still unemployed, according to Course Reports survey from 2015.

Also noted in the report is evidence of the "skills gap" that exists between what schools and colleges teach and what employers actually need in the workplace. Employers report difficultly filling important positions and dissatisfaction with the skill levels. Code Builders believes that its unique approach will help close this gap by offering entry-level developers a place to apply their classroom knowledge so they have the skills that hiring managers actually need.

Classroom instruction for the first Code Builders class began in September 2015 and the students will complete the program in April 2016. Committed to a small class size, Code Builders students receive 1:1 instruction, an extended formal curriculum, ongoing support and mentorship from senior developers. In April, these students will be offered job opportunities in the in-house software development consultancy, where they’ll work on a variety of projects.

The Code Builders software development consultancy offers companies programming expertise at a fraction of the cost with flexible terms and senior developer management. Whether it’s a startup, internal product or an upgrade to existing software, Code Builders developers work on a wide-variety of technical projects after graduation, where they can apply their knowledge in programming languages: Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

Interested in hiring Code Builders Software Consultancy? Learn more at http://hire.code.builders

About Code Builders

Based in Seattle, Code Builders is an immersive coding school and software development consultancy that is committed to turning beginner coders into employed full-stack junior developers in nine months. With the first six months in the classroom and last three months in the development shop working on real code for real clients, Code Builders graduates receive 1:1 instruction with small classes, an extended formal curriculum, ongoing support and mentorship from senior developers and job placement opportunities in the in-house software development consultancy. The Code Builders development consultancy offers companies development expertise at a fraction of the cost with flexible terms and senior developer management. Code Builders’ mission is to bridge the gap between learning and employment for software developers by offering jobs to its graduates in its software development consultancy where they can gain the hands-on experience they need to succeed as developers.

For more information visit http://code.builders/

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