A recent NPR report tells an exciting story about a company, Google, in partnership with another for-profit company, that’s training people in app development; from novice to employable in a mere 12 weeks.
“As one of the biggest, most successful tech companies, Google can hire pretty much anyone it wants.
Accordingly, the company tends to favor Ph.D.s from Stanford and MIT. But, it has just partnered with a for-profit company called General Assembly to offer a series of short, noncredit courses for people who want to learn how to build applications for Android, Google’s mobile platform. Short, as in just 12 weeks from novice to employable.
This is just one of a slew of big announcements this fall coming out of a peculiar, fast-growing corner of the higher education world: the coder bootcamp. This is really an entire new industry within higher ed that’s grown up in about five years.” For the full article http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/11/03/451999158/the-un-college-thats-training-100-000-app-developers