- Bellevue College will launch a 14-week coding bootcamp this fall, aimed at adult learners seeking to develop or enhance skills for use in growing tech markets throughout the west coast.
- Officials believe the program is an ideal marketing tool to increase awareness among tech employers about Bellevue course offerings.
- The courses will be taught by Coding Dojo instructors using customized curriculum, but will be offered on the Bellevue campus.
College leaders have many opportunities to invite vendors, corporate partners and donors on to campus to serve as instructors and lecturers, but more emphasis should be given towards creating certifications and credentials out of these partnerships. Special attention should be paid to the regional industries that are growing around campuses, in order to encourage mutually beneficial relationships for the school and the companies in building their respective brands through collaboration.
Clemson is an ideal example of how corporations and campuses can work together to boost curriculum offerings, to encourage mixed-use projects, and to draw industry to the campus to encourage workforce pipelines and innovation.