ITU is raising awareness on this new model of providing coding skills to foster employment opportunities for youth and women, including by publishing the report on coding boot camps as a strategy for youth employment available above and presenting this research in ITU meetings such as the 2016 World Summit on the Information Society Forum and the 2016 Innovative Development Strategies Forum in Manila, the Philippines.
ITU has also requested a coding bootcamp operator in Australia, Coder Factory Academy, to develop training for its members and other stakeholders who are interested in launching their own coding bootcamps or teaching coding in a boot camp. Coder Factory Academy is Australia's first nationally accredited coding bootcamp.
See below for more information about the first pilot of this training in the Philippines.
ITU is actively promoting boot camp methodology by offering tailored courses to:
- Training providers
- BPO businesses
The courses offered fall into 2 broad categories:
These courses are aimed at training provider/entrepreneurs/businesses and Faculty Directors
The course content is designed to help organisations to establish boot camp operations, develop curriculum, integrate into existing programs and maintain successful links with industry. Participants will create a range of "assets" needed to launch their own bootcamp, such as marketing and financial plans, communications with industry and jobs ads for their head teacher.
These courses are aimed at trainers/teachers/lecturers
The course content is designed to help individuals facilitate boot camp courses and network with education peers in the boot camp environment. Participants will design curriculum plans tailored to employers' needs and learn how to support their students prepare for job interviews and develop their coding portfolios to market to employers.
If you're interested in learning more about organizing these trainings in your own national environment, please contact the ITU Special Initiatives Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.