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UNM Continuing Education Launches Affordable Coding Bootcamps: UNM Newsroom

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18-week part-time programs to help working professionals become software developers

With the current shortage of 1.4 million software developers in the United States, there is an increased demand for skilled software developers. The University of New Mexico Continuing Education saw an opportunity to bridge this gap by offering 18-week coding bootcamps powered by Promineo Tech in front-end and back-end software development.

Bootcamps are specifically designed for working adults looking to change careers or change positions within the tech industry. Job opportunities for program graduates cover roles such as Java developer, software engineer, back-end developer, application developer, and front-end developer with an average starting salary of $62,000.

“We are thrilled to partner with Promineo Tech on quality programs that will provide more career opportunities for our students,” says Audrey Arnold, Executive Director of Continuing Education at UNM.

The rigorous curriculum prepares graduates to confidently move into entry-level positions open within the industry. Throughout the duration of the program, students devote approximately 20 hours per week to mastering the program. This time includes 1.5 hours of personalized live micro-lectures and 13-18 hours of self-guided learning facilitated by an online learning management system. UNM Continuing Education recognizes the need for effective training to enhance workforce development within the community. These boot camps offer a career-focused program that will put successful students on the right track to enter the tech industry.

“We are thrilled to partner with the University of New Mexico in this initiative to provide affordable technology education,” said Nick Suwyn, President of Promineo Tech. “Especially programs like these that are designed to get working adults into a new career in a relatively short time.”

The demand for skilled developers is expected to continue growing as it is already rated as the fastest growing profession in this decade. Offering these specialized coding boot camps provides the community with the tools they need to become employed at a time when employment has been so drastically affected by the global pandemic.

Registration is now online for the June and July cohorts. To learn more about attending or offering a coding boot camp, visit UNM Coding Bootcamps.