Coding bootcamp opens in Newcastle

An independent provider of training programmes for software coding has opened a brand new training hub in Newcastle.

Northcoders’ new site is part of the innovation hub TusPark at Barclays Eagle Labs located on Grainger Street in Newcastle city centre.

The launch of the hub is as a result of the recent increase in demand for technology training and upskilling in the region. The centre will facilitate the flexibility of hybrid teaching both online and in person, with access available immediately.

Powered by IP technology, Northcoders’ coding school offers bootcamp courses to consumers from a range of backgrounds, delivered through virtual and physical learning.

Since its inaugural course in 2015, Northcoders has helped over nearly 1,000 people switch careers into tech, with average starting salaries of £25k.

It has also launched scholarship schemes and a deferred payment programme aimed at women and gender minorities, as well as those who identify as BAME or LGBTQ+, have a disability or have had limited access to education, to help address diversity in tech.

Chief executive officer, Chris Hill, commented: “The TusPark site is a well-regarded centre of innovation and excellence, so we are excited to be part of this new and growing community. Newcastle, and the wider North East region, have growing tech sectors and the demand for digital skills and upskilling is increasing all the time.

“Our aim with the new Northcoders Newcastle hub is to ensure greater access to education and technology training that will directly benefit businesses, individuals and in turn the local economy by nurturing talent in the North East.”

Colin Tan, director of operations at TusPark Newcastle Eagle Labs“, said: “Tech skills are vital for our industry’s problem-solving nature, and Northcoders will educate and equip this new generation with professional, not just academic, knowledge. We look forward to working together to help grow the Newcastle ecosystem.”

Credit: Bdaily

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