South Florida offers students, graduates free coding bootcamp access
- A new partnership between the University of South Florida and RevaturePro Online offers students and alumni free online coding courses and the chance to attend a full coding bootcamp, Campus Technology reports.
- The content is open to students and graduates pursuing or holding STEM degrees, and it seeks to advance career opportunities for select individuals showing specific talent in coding and programming.
- The program delivers training, along with access to coding professionals for mentoring and networking, at its headquarters in Virginia.
South Florida's new program blends career prep for undergraduates and post-graduate opportunities for alumni, an initiative that will help the school to achieve positive gains in the eyes of the U.S. Department of Education and its efforts to ensure return on investment for loan borrowers.
While the program is the latest for STEM majors and follows other programs like the department's workforce development program, it is a model that can be followed by other industries like healthcare and IT. Moreover, it is the kind of program that can help USF and other schools with similar offerings to attract undergraduate and continuing learners to the campus for degrees and credentialing.