Do you need a college degree to work in tech? We know that in most cases the answer is a definite no.
It is How to get a month of technical employment To TechnicallySo we’ve rounded up your options for locally targeted coding bootcamps – the first step for many developers towards, indeed, securing a coveted tech job.
Of course, there are still those national branding options like Iron and General assembly. But there are also many local options that can prepare you for technical work in Delaware. Not only that, but there’s a chance – especially in the COVID economy – that you can get your training for free with the state or county. CARES Law funding through organizations that participate in programs such as Transfer Delaware. And the state has several training options that work specifically with Delaware employers.
The options below indicate that they will prepare you for a technical job in 12 weeks to two years. It includes bootcamps, but also courses that slow down, or allow you to continue working full time (which is difficult to do during a bootcamp).
Which one is best for your goals and your situation? Here is a summary, in alphabetical order:
- Format: Bootcamp, although the duration varies. Trails include software development, website design and development, as well as website development and marketing automation. Youth programming is also offered.
- Recommended for: Those under-represented in tech, young people, those with no coding experience
Code Differently was founded by Tariq hook and Stephanie eldridge as a workforce development program focused on diversifying Delaware’s talent pool by educating youth in Wilmington’s underfunded black and brown communities. With COVID-19 disrupting the job market and creating a need for more comprehensive training programs for those suddenly unemployed, Code Differently received funding from the CARES Act to Ready to return emergency training programs, which are completely free and may also include free childcare and transportation options. This fall, he launched his first cohorts of all-black women, raising one of the least-represented groups in tech.
- Format: 10 month online coding bootcamp
- Recommended for: Employed people looking to upgrade their skills, underemployed people looking to add developer skills to their CVs, those who need an online option, people living in the lower part of the state
As part of UD’s professional and continuing studies, this .NET / C # and Java bootcamp is divided into four sections, from programming basics to full-stack development, each taking two to three months. Online courses are flexible, requiring a commitment of approximately 20 hours per week.
- Format: Online, four to six months
- Recommended for: People who need to work while learning, adults of all ages, people changing careers, those who need an online option, people living in the lower state
Del State offers 16 tracks in its technical certification lineup, allowing flexibility for work and family responsibilities. Leads include full stack web development, IT infrastructure (such as CompTIA A +), and Agile development. Clerkship opportunities are available.
- Format: Two-year associate program
- Recommended for: People who can’t put things on hold for a bootcamp, those who need to work full time while learning, recent high school graduates, people living in the downstate
Ultimately, some people will not be able to complete an intensive bootcamp-style program due to work and family responsibilities. Del Tech is a community college with campuses statewide and several coding programs, including evening classes and a full-time or part-time associate’s degree in computer science. High school graduate students entering Del Tech directly can qualify for free tuition through the SEED program. Del Tech also offers rapid workforce training coding programs for unemployed adults.
- Format: 12 month course
- Recommended for: High school students who want to get into the video game industry
First Gaming’s Futures workforce development program is carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Services and focuses on technical skills associated with the esports industry. The one-year program targets under-represented youth and is compatible with high school attendance. It covers programming, business, marketing, event production and game design as well as paid internship assignments.
- Format: Varied
- Recommended for: People with Disabilities
The Precisionists connects talents and employers with a focus on the placement of people with a wide range of disabilities, including autism and visual and / or hearing impairments. The organization has a partnership with Tech Impact via Forward Delaware funded by the United States Department of Labor H-1B One Labor Subsidy Program and offers free training in IT workforce development.
- Format: Full-stack development of 14 weeks full-time
- Recommended for: Anyone over the age of 18 interested in pursuing a career in technology
Cleveland-based coding bootcamp just opened a campus on Market Street in Wilmington, launching a free full-stack developer training program through a partnership with Tech Impact, funded by the Department of Labor H-1B One Workforce Grant Program. No coding experience is required to apply. Tech Elevator’s expansion in Wilmington highlights the city’s wealth of tech jobs and the need for good tech talent that virtually guarantees jobs for graduates.
- Format: 16-week intensive training program for Cisco IT Essentials and CompTIA A + certification.
- Recommended for: High school graduates and GED recipients between the ages of 18 and 26 who have not graduated from college
ITWorks, Tech Impact’s flagship coding program, recently opened its first permanent location in Wilmington after serving the city’s students for a decade. This program is specific in its demographics: it is aimed at college-aged people who have completed high school, are struggling in a low-paying job, and / or are unable to complete their college education. The program – they don’t call it a bootcamp, although it is intensive – is free to all who are accepted, although the selection process is competitive.
- Format: 15 weeks, with online and in-person options
- Recommended for: People who want to earn college credit while getting a Java certificate, undergraduates, college graduates, those who need to work full time while learning, those who need an online option, people living in the lower part of the state
WilmU’s weekly 15-week courses can be taken as part of a full university program or as a stand-alone program. While some programs will revert to in-person classes if health restrictions allow, online classes are still available through WilmU. On-campus classes are also available.
- Format: 12-week full-time program in Java or Engineering and Data Analytics
- Recommended for: Adults of all ages, people changing careers, people with some coding experience, underemployed people with a keen interest in technology
Zip Code was the first physically located coding bootcamp in Wilmington, opened in 2015 as a Tech Impact partner by Jim stewart, Ben du Pont, and Porter Schutt. He is known to take people from low-paying jobs and direct them to enterprise software developer jobs with high starting salaries, drastically changing the lives of people who attend the highly immersive bootcamp which includes networking with those responsible for recruitment and interview training. Places are coveted – the selection process is very competitive and requires preparation, although prospective students do not need to have coding experience. Hours are long and students must be able to be off work for the entire time.