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UCF Coding Boot Camp is joining the Orlando Tech Association as an educational partner and title sponsor for the 3rd annual Orlando Tech Week. The two groups will be partnering on events and programs throughout the year that help foster educational needs for Central Florida’s tech work force.

“Partnering with the Orlando Tech Association enables us to actively engage a wide spectrum of talent within Orlando’s technical community,” said Director of UCF Continuing Education Department, Todd Freece. “Together we’ll grow the workforce knowledge and experience necessary to attract high-tech business to the Central Florida region.”

The University of Central Florida’s Coding Boot Camp launched officially two weeks ago. This full-stack flex course gives students the skills they need to build web applications to become a full-stack developer. The twenty-four week program offers convenient weekend and evening classes, giving students the freedom to maintain a regular work schedule while studying part-time. Classes are being taught at the UCF Sanford/Lake Mary Campus and Valencia West Campus.

The program is open to current students, alumni, and anyone who is intellectually curious and looking for a career change. From the beginning of the course, students will be put through a rigorous, fast-paced training program, while gaining the proficiency in the theory and application of web development. The boot camp will teach students a number of programming languages such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, PHP frameworks like Laravel, and many more. The UCF Coding Boot Camp will offer students career services such as hiring events, resume and e-portfolio development and one-on-one coaching.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, web development is one of the fasting growing careers in today’s economy with a 27% growth rate by the year 2024. The goal of the boot camp is to prepare students for the rapid demand of developers specifically in the Central Florida market. By the time students graduate they will have the tools and skills they need to build and implement dynamic end-to-end web applications.

The 250 hours of class instruction is broken up into informative lectures and individual and collaborative team exercises. Through the program, students will put together a professional portfolio of web applications they have built and include overall work they’ve completed during the six months. The portfolio will demonstrate their abilities, skills and potential to show employers that they are ready for the real-world atmosphere.

The next boot camp is set to start on June 13th, 2016. To register and request more information about the program visit UCF Coding Boot Camp.

“We are excited to partner with the UCF Coding Boot Camp. This program address a significant need for technical education that will profoundly impact the technology community in the region,” said Executive Director of OTA, Orrett Davis. “Equipping students with the skills needed to fill high-wage jobs in Central Florida.”

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