As New Mexico continues to experience growth in the tech industry, the University of New Mexico Fullstack Academy and Continuing Education (UNM CE) are now offering enrollment in three skills training bootcamps. cybersecurity, DevOps and data analytics.
UNM’s continuing education technical internships, designed for early-career professionals with little to no tech experience, will prepare students to enter New Mexico’s growing tech market. Live online programs will qualify individuals for high paying and sought after tech jobs statewide.
âAs part of our mission to provide services that improve the quality of life for New Mexicans and promote economic development, we look forward to expanding technological education opportunities to further transform lives and help boost the industry. state technology, âsaid Audrey Arnold, Executive Director of UNM. Continuous training. âThe bootcamps will not only teach the skills employers are looking for, but they will also provide students with dedicated career support before and after graduation to help foster continued success. “
New Mexico is ranked among the top five U.S. states with the highest percentage of tech job growth, according to the 2021 Cyberstates report from CompTIA, the world’s leading nonprofit industry association. . The association also reported that New Mexico’s tech sector accounts for about 10.4 percent of the state’s total economy and predicts that tech-related employment will continue to grow 7.2 percent in the State by 2026.
âAlbuquerque sits at the center of New Mexico’s technology corridor, which contains an array of private high-tech companies and government institutions. This field is rich in research and innovation and offers many technological opportunities, âsaid Jerrad Tausz, President of Fullstack Academy. âThese bootcamps will bring effective technical training to Albuquerque and produce qualified candidates for technical positions available at companies such as Facebook, Intel, Mozilla, Dell, and various tech startups across the state.â
More than 5,000 entry-level data analytics, DevOps, and cybersecurity jobs are currently listed in New Mexico, according to LinkedIn. Burning Glass reports that a junior cybersecurity analyst in New Mexico earns around $ 74,400 and a data analyst receives $ 42,200. A newbie DevOps engineer in the region earns an average of $ 79,730 per year, according to Ziprecruiter. The estimated median tech salary in New Mexico is $ 83,970, which is 106% more than the state’s median salary, according to the Cybertates 2021 report.
Students interested in a career in technology through UNM’s Continuing Education Technical Internships can choose from three available programs:
- Cyber ââBootcamp UNM CE, which will teach students how to monitor and secure systems, networks and applications, as well as deploy the offensive and defensive tactics necessary to respond appropriately to cyber breaches. Individuals must apply by March 8, 2022 for the part-time cohort (26 weeks) and May 2, 2022 for the full-time cohort (12 weeks).
- UNM CE DevOps Boot Camp, which will equip students with the skills employers seek in automation, infrastructure and Python. The program was designed in partnership with AWS Academy. Individuals must apply by April 5, 2022 for the part-time cohort.
- UNM CE Bootcamp on Data Analysis, which will train students in the SQL, Python, and data visualization skills needed to achieve the most in-demand certifications companies look for when hiring talent for these roles. Individuals must apply by June 27, 2022 for the part-time cohort.
UNM’s continuing education technical internships do not require university enrollment and will begin in the spring and summer of 2022. In addition to optional funding programs, Fullstack Academy is helping to expand access to the camps. training by offering scholarships to alumni, students and employees of the UNM. , and serving military or veterans. In addition, a Founders’ Bursary of $ 1,500 will be available to all students who enroll in these inaugural cohorts.
For more information and to register, visit https://bootcamp.unm.edu/.