Postsecondary Learning

WORKFORCE TRAINING

Reports on the kind of training that people need to develop skills in demand by employers.


New Coding Bootcamp Guarantees Jobs for Graduates
SPRING TRAINING: Online learning company Springboard is launching its first data science bootcamp, the Data Science Career Track. The course, which costs between $4,800-$6,000 depending on payment method, promises graduates a job upon completion or a 100 percent refund. (According to Springboard, graduates from the company's other workshops found jobs within six months at places including Amazon, Pandora and Boeing...
Survey: 2016 Coding Bootcamp Graduates Report 64% Lift in Salary
THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WORKING: With coding bootcamps grabbing headlines and the attention of the federal government (which is experimenting with giving them access to federal funds), many wonder: How do graduates actually fare in the job market? Do they really earn as much as some bootcamp providers tout? ...
Northwestern Starts up a Coding Bootcamp
‘CAUSE CODERS ARE SOLDIERS: Northwestern falls in line behind a series of universities creating their own coding boot camps for working professionals. Its new 24-week program will teach working adults the basics of coding at night and on the weekends as a way for them to skill up...
Microsoft Announces Data Science ‘Professional Degree’
MICRO MOOC: Earlier this week, in an effort to tackle the skills gap, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program. The initial offering is a course pathway in data science through EdX, a nonprofit Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider. The curriculum targets professionals looking to sharpen their skills in data science, and Microsoft says it plans to offer programs in other fields...