The Software Guild Partners with the University of Northern Colorado to Bring New Coding Bootcamp to Fast Growing Tech Market

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Students develop coding skills alongside traditional education in flexible badge program

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“By offering innovative courses outside of the traditional education experience, we are helping create tomorrow’s industry leaders,” said Rachel McGalliard, Senior Vice President of Operations and General Manager of The Software Guild.

The Software Guild is bringing its successful coding bootcamp to one of the most rapidly growing tech markets in the country by teaming up with the University of Northern Colorado. Complementing traditional course offerings, The Software Guild and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) will provide students with skills to better compete for careers in the burgeoning tech industry. The program, starting December 1, 2018, will feature badges that students earn as they gain competencies in .NET/C# or Java from the basics to full stack web development.

This learn-at-your-own-pace curriculum allows for the flexibility and accessibility important to today’s students, many of whom are holding down jobs while studying. Students can earn badges in succession until they complete the program or gain badges individually based on their respective interest or schedules. Offered through UNC Extended Campus, the Coding Bootcamp Badges are open to anyone seeking to develop career-ready skills fast, including the University of Northern Colorado students and community.

“Over the past few years, the tech industry in Colorado has grown exponentially, outpacing nationwide tech growth and positioning Denver to stand as one of the country’s next tech centers. It’s important that software development education matches the demands of the industry. At The Software Guild, it is our mission to educate students in skills that are not only needed now, but will be vital in the future,” said Rachel McGalliard, Senior Vice President of Operations and General Manager of The Software Guild. “We're excited to announce our partnership with the University of Northern Colorado. By offering innovative courses outside of the traditional education experience, we are helping create tomorrow’s industry leaders.”

In addition to coding experience, students who participate in The Software Guild’s badge program graduate with a high job-placement rate and will have access to The Guild’s growing employer network of more than 400 companies, including Hallmark, Humana and UPS.

“Denver holds the eighth-highest concentration of tech workers in the country. We have the opportunity to foster a thriving industry in our state," said Nancy Rubin, Executive Director, Extended Campus, University of Northern Colorado. "We’re proud of the strides UNC has taken to develop a skilled tech workforce and are confident our partnership with The Software Guild will help continue that momentum.”

For more information on the new university partnership including application deadlines and cohort start dates, please visit the following link:
http://extended.unco.edu/courses-workshops/coding-bootcamp-badges-software.asp

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About The Software Guild
The Software Guild is an accelerated, hands-on coding bootcamp where individuals learn to be software developers at an in-person bootcamp or at the fully online program. Apprentices learn technologies like .NET/C# or Java and acquire the skills needed for junior-level developer positions. The Guild has more than 450 companies in its employer network, a high job placement rate and master instructors with an average of more than ten years of industry experience. Currently, The Software Guild has locations in Louisville, KY; Minneapolis, MN; Atlanta, GA; and online. The Software Guild is owned and operated by online education technology solution provider Learning House, Inc., a Wiley brand.

About the University of Northern Colorado Extended Campus
UNC EXTENDED CAMPUS - ONLINE & ACROSS COLORADO
The University of Northern Colorado Extended Campus offers academic programs designed for working professionals who are looking to enhance current employment or to change their careers. Taught by renowned UNC faculty, Extended Campus offers students more than 100 continuing education choices ─ degree completion programs, master and doctorate degrees, certificates, licensures and endorsement options.

A University of Northern Colorado education is built upon high standards spanning more than a century of academic excellence. No matter how you access Extended Campus, you are a partner and a colleague fully immersed in your chosen field of study.

Delivered in Greeley, Loveland, Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Affordable. Flexible. Online and Face-to-Face.

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