“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of
their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
Coding Bootcamps are still a new concept in the tech
industry, yet they are popping up all over the nation. While computer science
programs are filling up and expanding, there simply aren’t enough CS graduates
to fill the tech needs. Last year in Idaho alone, there were 6,000 IT positions
left unfilled. It was in 2012 that the first coding bootcamps were launched in
an effort to find a solution to closing this gap. The approach was somewhat
different than the traditional classroom setting: full immersion in a hands-on
program that focused on developing real, applicable skills. After these first
successes, the idea of coding bootcamps grew and spready each year. By 2018,
over 20,000 students had graduated from 108 bootcamp campuses (Course Report).
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in Software Development
is projected to grow 24% from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the
average for all occupations. That’s approximately 1,256,200 jobs!
With so many options in today’s world, how do students
identify which choice is the best for them: Computer Science or Coding
Bootcamp? It really depends on your preference, budget, time, and goals. The
average bootcamp student spends $11,000 on a program (our Immersive Full-Stack
program is $7,800) and an average of 3 – 6 months in the classroom. There is
also a high level of success for bootcamp grads. A study conducted by SwitchUp
(2018) showed an average of 80% placement rates among bootcamp graduates. Conversely, the average out-of-state cost for
a 4-year bachelor program in Computer Science is $41, 992, with an average job
placement rate of 61% (State of College Hiring Report, 2015). Once you’ve
identified coding bootcamps to be a good match for you, how do you choose which
program to attend?
We have had students move across the country to attend our
program, from a wide variety of places, including: New York, Colorado, Nevada,
Massachusetts, California, and other states. We’ve even had an international
student from Barcelona Spain! We’ve had students take advantage of our
acceptance of the GI bill, students who are looking for a more affordable
experience in an affordable community, and we’ve had students join us because
of our reputation for an outstanding community and quality student experience.
There are many reasons that go into the selection of a
students’ educational institution. Check out a few of these testimonials on why
our students chose CodeWorks.
“The services CodeWorks provides are life changing. After graduation the staff still works hard for you. This proves they actually care about you and your success; at CodeWorks, you are NOT just a number. CodeWorks is one of the greatest influences in my life today.”- Caleb Sherfick (To read the full review click here
Boise CodeWorks was an amazing experience and
well worth the time, effort, and money. The teachers and staff are very
knowledgable and genuinely care about your success as a developer. Though the
work is difficult, they really provided the information and resources you need
to grow your practical knowledge about coding. They cater to a variety of
learning styles and levels of skill, which was very helpful…..I started the
course with little coding experience, but with all of the available support and
guidance from the staff and my drive to succeed, I received a job offer with a
great company in less than a week after graduating.”- Kimberly Streicher (To read the full review