Aimed at aspiring coders and technical upskillers, Code Institute is joining forces with IBAT Dublin to offer state-of-the-art coding courses.
The tech talent gap is a problem, but governments, institutions and tech companies around the world are working hard to fix it, or at least ease the stress it’s putting on the industry.
From tech apprenticeships to specific ICT courses, more and more ways to upskill are becoming available.
Now, IBAT College Dublin is joining forces with Code Institute to deliver coding courses for those looking to upskill.
With a campus in the city centre, IBAT currently offers students HETAC- and FETAC-approved degree and certificate courses on subjects such as business management, accountancy, computing and IT design.
Its new partnership with Code Institute will mean that budding coders can take accredited coding and ICT courses at IBAT’s state-of-the-art facilities.
IBAT is currently enrolling for a classroom-based diploma in tech fundamentals, starting in June 2017.
It is also taking enquiries for a diploma in software development, which will take place in September.
Speaking about the partnership, IBAT director Shane Ormsby said it was a naturally good fit.
“We believe that courses like the diploma in full-stack software development and tech fundamentals are instrumental in keeping Ireland on tech’s cutting edge,” he said. “We’re looking forward to augmenting the development of practically skilled ICT professionals.”
Similarly, Code Institute CEO Jim Cassidy said the new home for its courses would be “the superlative in boot-camp-style tech education”.
He said that Ireland’s huge capacity for technical learning and the tech industry’s ever-growing presence here creates an amazing opportunity to identify student needs and redefine what skills employers are seeking.
“We’re dedicated to bridging the skills gap globally and creating alternative learning solutions,” he said.
Code Institute was established in 2015 to address the talent shortage within the tech sector, as well as bridge the gap between developers and non-tech professionals.