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USU launches tech bootcamps to help bridge skills gap in Utah


UTAH (ABC4) — With everything going on in the country right now, from labor shortages to “The Great Resignation,” the demand for tech talent in Utah is at an all-time high.

According to CompTIA’s Cyberstates 2021 report, Utah is expected to see a 27% increase in tech occupation by 2030, suggesting that many Utahns are interested in changing careers.

And there’s no better time to take on tech support than now, like Utah State University and Fullstack Academy launched accelerated online technology training boot camps in coding, DevOps, cybersecurity and data analytics.

These programs are designed to generate opportunities for participants to qualify for the many high-paying and in-demand technology careers in Utah by helping them build a portfolio and providing them with the necessary qualifications and technical skills.

Boot camps do not require those interested to have prior technical training or college enrollment. Courses will provide students with career guidance such as CV writing assistance and interview coaching. Graduate degree holders will be qualified to earn an entry-level salary above the Utah average entry-level salary after completing the program(s).

The four training camps that are offered in part-time (12 weeks) and full-time (26 weeks) cohorts include:

  • USU Coding Bootcamp will provide comprehensive JavaScript training, giving students a foundation in front-end and back-end web development and the crucial programming skills needed for on-demand coding jobs. Individuals must apply by April 5, 2022.
  • USU DevOps Training Camp, which will equip students with skills sought by employers in automation, infrastructure, and Python. The program was designed in partnership with AWS Academy. Individuals must apply by April 5, 2022.
  • USU Cyber ​​BootcampWho 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 April 25, 2022.
  • USU Data Analysis BootcampWho will train students in the SQL, Python, and data visualization skills needed to earn the most in-demand certifications companies look for when hiring talent for these positions. Individuals must apply by June 28, 2022.

For more information on an individual program, click here.