It will give students the foundational coding skills to help them complete other degrees or secure in demand jobs around the world. It is an amazing fast track to vital digital skills for all young people, but specially girls.
DOES CODING MATTER?
”Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn”
“Learning to code is useful no matter what your career ambitions are”
“An understanding of computer science is becoming increasingly essential in today’s world. Our national competitiveness depends upon our ability to educate our children—and that includes our girls—in this critical field”
"Whether we're fighting climate change or going to space, everything is moved forward by computers, and we don't have enough people who can code"
Coding is NOT just about STEM. Coding skills are going to be needed in almost all careers. Examples include:
- academic research
- data analytics
- armed forces
- police force and many more
WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN?
- Fast paced learning environment with mentors
- Focus on the skills required in Industry
- Stackable qualifications that can be added to over time
- A focus on teaching skills rather than fact acquisition
- Ensure these skills include problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, design
thinking and collaboration
- Solving real world problems to drive engagement
- Working in collaborative groups
- Teaching coding in conjunction with entrepreneurship
- Effective assessment and regular feedback
- An environment that builds confidence and breaks down fear
WHAT IS THE CODER ACADEMY SOLUTION?
Coder Academy is part of established listed company Redhill. Coder Academy have been successfully running Australia’s largest and only accredited coding bootcamp for career changers (ages 25+) for the last 2 years. GenTech is going to start as a small class of 25 students 20 hours per week.
Students will complete work experience in technology companies and have face to face time with a variety of industry mentors. There will be a focus on well being as well as 21s t Century skills with yoga classes, meditation and other fitness sessions provided. Students will get to be part of emerging technology meetups hosted at Coder Academy and get exposure to a HUGE range of possible careers.
Coder Academy is piloting this program in Sydney, starting March 2018. Join the GenTech revolution and be a part of some much needed, positive disruption to a flagging education sector.
Join us for a deeper dive into the opportunities: Jan 19t h 3pm-8pm Level 2, 7 Kelly St Ultimo.https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/techtonic-fest-2018-tickets-41446281945?aff=es 2
Apply online https://coderacademy.edu.au/gentech