Dev Bootcamp Comments on the TechHire Initiative Just Announced by President Obama

Coding schools collaborate to improve access and accountability.

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San Francisco, CA (March 9, 2015) – The following statement is from Jon Stowe, President of Dev Bootcamp, regarding the TechHire initiative announced today by President Obama. TechHire is a bold public-private initiative to empower Americans with the skills they need, through universities and community colleges but also nontraditional approaches like coding schools, and high-quality online courses that can rapidly train workers for a well-paying job, often in just a few months.

“TechHire will broaden the foundation of coding literacy in this country. The inclusion of schools like Dev Bootcamp in this initiative is recognition of our ability to create a bridge between motivated learners and well-paying technical jobs in the new economy. Our goal is to create greater diversity in the tech field, and specifically to open more access for women and people of color. Our work in this area, which is supported by the TechHire initiative, is an important step toward creating representative population in the field.”

“Since it launched in 2012, Dev Bootcamp has created a pathway for motivated people to gain the coding skills they need to land well-paying jobs in software development. We want that path to be even wider and we are proud to be a part of the collaborative effort to enable more people to develop these skills and find employment in companies of all sizes.”

“In a measure of support for the TechHire initiative and a collective commitment to student outcomes, Dev Bootcamp spearheaded the founding of the New Economy Skills Training Association, a coalition of 10 coding schools, which will launch a standard for publishing completion and employment outcomes.”

About Dev Bootcamp

Dev Bootcamp pioneered the short-term, immersive developer boot camp, a model that transforms beginners into highly employable junior web developers in a matter of months. The 19-week curriculum teaches the technical skills people need to work as a web developer, but also the functional and emotional skills that are critical to working in dynamic, cross-functional engineering teams. With more than 1,300 graduates to date, and locations in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City, Dev Bootcamp continues to lead the industry through innovation and expansion. For more information, visit devbootcamp.com or contact: Hilary Wells at Hilary@devbootcamp.com.

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