New Year, New Career: Reskilling into a Tech Career is within Reach

01/03/2022

It’s a candidate’s job market. The year 2022 presents a tremendous opportunity for change as an increasing number of employers – regional and national – see the value of recruiting talent to work remotely. Candidates are no longer limited by a stressful commute or need to feel “stuck” in their current role. 

If you are searching for a change and are curious about the technology field, Zip Code Wilmington can help. Reskilling into a longer term and higher paying technology career is within reach. 

Our 12-week coding bootcamp offers technical training, professional development, and job placement assistance for adults 18 years of age and older. We offer two skills training tracks – Software Development and Data Engineering.

Despite the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 61% of our graduates were placed in paid roles within six months of graduation using the skills they learned at Zip Code Wilmington. These students more than doubled their average salaries, earning an average wage of $74,673.  

Hillary Givhan, a Zip Code Wilmington graduate, recently shared her reskilling experience in a Delaware News Journal op-ed she penned

According to Hillary, “One thing that still stands out to me about Zip Code Wilmington is its well-rounded focus. I did not just receive a technical education, but we had professional development that included topics ranging from resume writing, interview practice, and even improv skills. Zip Code Wilmington also supports its alumni in the job-hunting process. For me, I was able to interview with some of Zip Code’s partner companies and was hired for a full-time position one week after the bootcamp ended. However, even if a student is not hired by a partner, Zip Code Wilmington staff keep working with graduates until they find their first job in the tech field. I love that heart!”

Today, Hillary is a software developer at SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC), a company delivering technology and investment solutions that connect the financial services industry. 

Before Zip Code Wilmington, Hillary was teaching English as a second language. She wanted a change and made a thriving tech career a reality with the help of Zip Code Wilmington. You can too. 

Applications for Zip Code Wilmington’s June 2022 Software Development and Data Engineering cohorts are now open. Apply Today.

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