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A second assignment in the field of technology

Zip Code Wilmington is one of six technical training programs in the country currently approved to receive tuition reimbursement in pilot initiative by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The new government program, Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC), helps veterans enter the technology field by providing tuition and housing assistance for eligible veterans attending an approved technical training program, such as Zip Code Wilmington. The program focuses on...

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Breaking into tech recap

We came. We saw. We broke down barriers for tech newbies. Taking the first step toward a career change can be equal parts thrilling and terrifying. On one hand, you’re taking the step to better your future; on the other, you’re entering a new world as a novice. But if you’re looking for a change in direction, you are in good company. In fact, the average person changes jobs an average of 12 times during his or her career, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The technology field is a...

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3 Reasons Why Java Is The Future Of Big Data, And The IoT

While Java’s been around for a little over 20 years, Big Data has only been a buzzword in corporate environments for a little over 5 years. While the concept has existed much longer than that, the majority of us hadn't heard the word. Because it’s so new to so many of us, the term “Big 
Data” is still evolving, and can mean different things to different people. To most people, the term describes any voluminous amount of structure data that can be used, mined, or better understood for...

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Coding Bootcamps are Disrupting Traditional Education

Each year tuition and college fees increase, leading exiting students to have a massive amount of debt. According to The College Board, over the past decade, the average increase for universities is 5%, which is higher than the general inflation rate and increase in personal income. By 2033 students attending a public university with in-state tuition can look at nearly $100K in debt after four years of school (current average of $40K). However, the current job market is becoming even more...

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5 Tips For Starting A Second Career

Starting a second career is both a difficult decision and an all around difficult undertaking. There are myriad unknowns that could crop up and stifle your dreams. At the same time, there’s seemingly limitless possibility that’s created when you finally do commit to making the switch. Starting a second career is more than just changing jobs, it’s typically defined as starting a new job in a completely different industry or completely different side of the business. Luckily we’re here to shed...

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3 Tech Skills Needed To Succeed Today

Times have changed. The same skills you needed to be successful in Corporate America in the 1950’s are no longer all you need to succeed. The fast moving world of technology has changed all that. Today, if you’re looking for a new job, or are looking to advance in your current career, it’s important for you to attain the necessary skills. The truth is, if you have strong tech skills, the odds of you getting that job you’re chasing increase dramatically. And in most cases, you have a leg up in...

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Why Programming Software Is The Ideal Second Career

We’ve all had the thought. “What if I changed careers? I bet I could do that job well. There’s a lot of demand for the job, if I got the right training, I could excel in that field.” There’s no shame in thinking about a career change. Whether it’s an attempt to change your current financial situation, spend more time with our family, or just looking for something different, second careers are becoming more common, and even a better idea. According to this article on Forbes.com, employees who...

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Java Turns 20: Bring On The Internet of Things

This article is courtesy of OracleVoice. The Java programming language may be turning 20 years old, but it manages to stay young by taking on the day’s biggest computing challenges—including the Internet of Things. And by staying young, Java will help companies of all sizes adapt to a quickly shifting economic environment. One important shift of great importance to businesses—and their developers—is the Internet of Things. The Java ME platform is a smaller version of the well-established Java...

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The Training You Need Today, For The Jobs Of Tomorrow

Everything has a beginning. All of the world’s greatest athletes, artists, leaders, and musicians were all novices at one time. But the common thread that runs throughout their professional lives is they all received the right training to be successful. All the best athletes had coaches throughout their time playing, and every great musician was first taught to play their instrument. At Zip Code Wilmington, we may not be teaching you how to hit a home run or play the violin, but what we are...

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Infographic: Tech Jobs With The Highest Pay & Fastest Growth

Ever wanted to get a job in tech? Now's a pretty good time to do it. We grow more dependent on technology every day to do our jobs, complete tasks, and get things done. Think about it, without our laptops and smart phones along with the software that's on there, we can't communicate or interact with anyone who's not in the same room as us. The truth is there are more tech jobs opening up in the United States today than anytime in the history of the country, and there's a real shortage of...

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