03 Sep Thinkful Announces Partnership With the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Thinkful, the online coding bootcamp that brings high-growth tech careers to people nationwide, today announced a partnership with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Center for Professional Education. This partnership offers the community access to job training and competitive career opportunities as software engineers and web developers in Tennessee.
As Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga evolve into tech hubs, there’s a shortage of talent to fill job openings that require in-demand tech skills. This partnership seeks to train a new generation of web developers, software engineers and data scientists who can meet the demands of the rapidly growing tech community. The first course offered will be Full Stack Flex, with Data Science Flex courses likely being added at a later date. In just six months, these online programs take students from technical beginners to job-ready professionals – while the Flex format allows them to keep their existing jobs and maintain a steady income.
“With a revitalized Innovation District, the Gig City is quickly developing as a go-to place to work and live for the tech-inclined,” said Darrell Silver, co-founder and CEO at Thinkful. “Big companies and startups are planting roots here which means there’s a real need for full-stack developers and data scientists. Our partnership with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga aims to increase the city’s tech talent with workers that are highly-skilled and job ready.”
Students will learn development fundamentals including HTML, CSS, APIs, GitHub, Node.js, React, data structures and algorithms. In addition, they’ll receive Thinkful’s career services training and also gain access to its extensive hiring network. After completing the program, students are issued a certificate from the UTC Center for Professional Education and are eligible for the Thinkful job guarantee — 100 percent tuition refund if students are not offered a qualifying position within six months of graduation. They also retain lifetime access to the curriculum.
“Our partnership with Thinkful creates opportunities for economic growth,” said John Freeze, Director of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Center for Professional Education. “Students will gain in-demand and highly-sought skills opening doors for career advancement while businesses benefit from a locally-sourced talent pipeline. As the digital economy continues to evolve, our mission is to make sure companies and individuals remain competitive.”
Prospective students are welcome to apply now. To learn more about the program, visit https://bootcamps.utc.edu. To find out more about Thinkful’s programs, student outcomes and job guarantee, visit Thinkful.com.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education. Thinkful offers programs in web development, product design, and data science, with in-person communities in up-and-coming tech hubs around the U.S. To learn more about Thinkful, visit Thinkful.com.
About University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a national model for metropolitan universities. In collaboration with many regional partners, UTC offers an experiential learning environment with outstanding teaching scholars in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs.