Updated on August 11, 2020
Dallas is # 2 on the CompTIA list of Tech Town hotspots in the United States.
Online bootcamps begin in November and are accessible to anyone across Texas. The tuition fee for each is $ 11,995 – with early bird discounts of $ 250, scholarships of $ 500 offered by Fullstack for UT Dallas students and alumni, and military scholarships of 2,000. $ available. Bootcamps are offered by the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas.
Skilled workers are needed to fill many local tech jobs. CompTIA reported an almost 22% increase in tech jobs available across Texas from 2019 to 2020, and an expected 11% increase over the next five years.
Tech jobs can also pay off: Average entry-level tech salaries range from 32% to 121% above the average entry-level salary in the Dallas area.
Train workers for the best tech companies
âThe recognition of Dallas and Austin as the top cities for tech professionals in the country positions Texas as a key player in the industry, especially as more and more people are migrating from major technology markets and work remotely after the pandemic, âMogan Subramaniam, president of New York-based Fullstack Academy, said in a statement.
“Partnering with the Jonsson School to bring effective and efficient technical training to the Dallas Telecommunications Corridor will produce qualified candidates for positions available at technology companies that inhabit the city, such as AT&T, Verizon and Samsung, among others,” he added.
Here is an overview of the four bootcamps:
- UT Dallas Cyber ââBootcamp 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.
- UT Dallas Data Analysis Bootcamp will train students in SQL, Python and data visualization skills to achieve the most in-demand certifications companies seek when hiring talent for these roles.
- UT Dallas DevOps Bootcamp will equip students with the skills employers seek in automation, infrastructure and Python. The program was designed in partnership with AWS Academy.
Networking and career services opportunities
âProviding a fast-track option for individuals to enter the tech industry at this time will be a critical opportunity to meet the demands of our region’s growing needs,â said Dr Lawrence Overzet, head of the electrical engineering department. and IT from UT Dallas, in a statement.
âThese bootcamps will not only develop skilled tech talent for leading companies, but also connect students with these key local tech players through networking opportunities and other career services available through the University and Fullstack Academy, âadded Overzet.
Individuals should apply by October 25 for cybersecurity, November 1 for DevOps, November 2 for data analysis, and November 9 for coding.
This story was updated on August 11, 2020 to clarify the source of the $ 500 scholarships.
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