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The Code to a Stable Future: Transcript

How a Coding Bootcamp Can Help Secure Your Future During Uncertain Times

If finding the right job wasn’t already difficult enough, labor markets now face historic hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 22 million Americans filed for unemployment in the first month of the crisis alone. But Software Development is an ideal option for remote work and the demand for developers remains:

21%: The projected growth in software development employment from 2018–20281

5%: Average growth rate for all occupations1

40%: Average increase in salary for bootcamp grads2

80%: The number of bootcamp attendees who land a job after graduating3

There are an overwhelming amount of different coding bootcamps available—how will you know which one is right for you?

The Training Suits Your Needs

Due to the undetermined duration of Covid-19’s stay-at-home order, a remote bootcamp offers an ideal opportunity. A good bootcamp should offer:

  • Job placement assistance
  • 12-week, full-time training course
  • Interactive webinars
  • Virtual one on ones with today’s leading web developers
  • Independent study
  • Individual and group projects with other trainees
  • Progress tests that reflect real-world technical environments commonly found within global blue-chip companies
  • A final project to design, build, and test a data-driven web application

The Acquired Skills Put You on a Path to Success

A good Full-Stack Java Developer coding bootcamp will give you a mastery of Core Java Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and Data Driven Web Applications, including:

  • Java
  • Spring
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • MySQL

The bootcamp will also train you in the necessary communicative skills essential to succeed in a corporate environment:

  • Explain industry concepts at a high level
  • Demonstrate professional skills to aid in communication
  • How to apply your existing skills in the commercial world

Job Opportunities After Bootcamp

  • Web Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Technical Help Desk Specialist
  • Product Architect
  • Developer Advocate
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Front End Developer
  • Product Manager

The Requirements Match up with Your Qualities

It takes a special person to succeed at an online coding bootcamp. But if you have these skills, it will make you a better developer after the bootcamp:

  • Self-reliance — New developers and bootcamp students need to have the interest and self-motivation to find answers and learn something new; even if it’s difficult along the way.
  • Attention to detail — In coding, it’s the little things that count. A minor mistake can cause major consequences down the line and create more work than necessary down the line.
  • Interpersonal skills — Successful developers are reliant on their network. Instructor feedback and teamwork are critical components of bootcamp and a career. In other words, if people don’t want to work with you, you won’t get any work.
  • Work ethic — You’re not going to give everything right the first time. That means failing and having to try it all over again. Bootcamp requires a lot of hours, and you have to have the resolve to work hard.
  • Passion — Bootcamp isn’t a cakewalk. If spending 10 hours a day, five days a week on coding doesn’t excite and motivate you, it doesn’t matter how much skill you have, you might not make it.

Your Bootcamp Supports You with Job Placement

A good coding bootcamp doesn’t stop at graduation. You’ve invested your time and money, and you should be able to hit the ground running from day one. After you’ve completed your training, your bootcamp should  assist you with a job placement program.


With  course work provided in partnership with The Software Guild, the Aspire Scholarship was designed specifically to address the issues future coders face due to the COVID-19 crisis. We offer candidates the fundamental skills, guidance and job placement assistance necessary for a successful and secure career in software development.

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