Boot camp teaches computer coding
LOUISIVLLE, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2015) — The Software Guild, a 12-week coding bootcamp that teaches .NET and Java skills, held a ribbon cutting ceremony this week for its new office space in Louisville.
“We are excited to see The Software Guild expand its offices to provide tech training to meet the growing demand of both employers and individuals,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “This program demonstrates Louisville’s commitment to the Tech Hire initiative and I look forward to seeing the innovators of tomorrow grow and thrive in our city.”
Louisville is one of 20 communities nationwide identified to connect more Americans with well-paying technology jobs as part of President Obama’s TechHire initiative. The Software Guild is an example of communities working together with future employers to expand access to tech jobs through traditional and nontraditional education — such as coding bootcamps.
“We are so thrilled to be able to expand our footprint in Louisville,” said Eric Wise, chief academic officer of The Software Guild. “We now have great classrooms for students and a space for full-time employees to work and continue to grow The Software Guild. Working closely with our colleagues at The Learning House, Inc., we will continue to collaborate with the local community and employers to expand access to the growing tech industry and enhance our students’ careers.”
Currently, 10 students are enrolled in Louisville’s first cohort. This is the third location for The Software Guild. Classes are also taught in Akron and Minneapolis. In 2016 The Software Guild will offer coursework online, with limited in-class experience. The Software Guild is sharing space with Code Louisville as a part of the TechHire Initiative.