It’s a market for technologists there.
Even during a time of economic turmoil, computer and software positions continue to be among the most sought after by employers. After all, we are more online than ever and use digital tools, and there were already big gaps between the jobs open and the professionals trained to fill them. before the pandemic.
Nationally, tech hiring activity is at its highest level in two years this fall. In October, a survey by the IT professional association CompTIA found that companies had 360,065 technology jobs, an increase of 76,000 openings from September totals. Tech companies, meanwhile, added 8,300 new employees in the same month. Overall, employment in the tech industry increased by 140,000 in 2021, according to estimates by CompTIA. The national unemployment rate is 4.6% overall, while for technology occupations it is 2.1%
A career change in tech involving cybersecurity can net a median salary of $ 103,590 per year, according to to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the median income of a junior software engineer is $ 64,987, according to Wage scale.
All of this means that there is an opportunity for those looking to enter the field. But first, training is needed. As a result, coding bootcamps and computer training programs have formed in recent years with the recognition that professionals are in demand and that the training needed to enter the field does not usually require a college degree.
So it’s worth looking at where to get this type of training in Philly. Here’s a look at over 15 local programs offering development skills training, certifications, project experience and more – and if we missed one, email [email protected] to let us know. know.
- Deets: This coding bootcamp in Canada and Florida extends to Philly at the end of 2021.
- When: Each session will take place over 16 weeks. Apply for the next cohort until November 25.
- $$: $ 2,000 deposit, and it is only after participants land their first job that they will have to repay 20% of their first year salary in which CEO Nicolas genest called deferred tuition fees
- Deets: This Boston-based bootcamp launched in Philly in January 2021 and graduated its first cohort in May 2021.
- When: Several cohorts per year
- $$: Free for accepted candidates; an allowance is also offered to alleviate the financial problems of the participants
- Deets: Drexel University offers this professional development course for people from all walks of life to improve their web development skills.
- When: Almost every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the weeks of Nov. 16, 2021 to Jan. 11, 2022
- In this part-time course, students learn web design and coding using HTML and CSS to create a website and portfolio to show to potential employers.
- $$: $ 1,025
- Deets: This non-profit organization expanded to Philly in 2021 and offers free tech education and job placement opportunities to reshape tech hiring.
- When: The program takes place throughout the year
- $$: Free for selected candidates
- Deets: In April, this national bootcamp announced a program for Philly participants to virtually acquire technical skills.
- When: Full-time courses take 12 weeks and part-time courses can take 24 months.
- All programming takes place virtually, and full-time course options include software engineering, UX design, data science, and digital marketing.
- $$: Part-time participants pay between $ 2,800 and $ 3,950; full-time participants pay between $ 14,950 and $ 15,950
- Deets: A virtual frontend and backend development course for future full-stack developers
- When: 20 hours per week of live, virtual lessons for 24 weeks or full-time for 12; consult the demonstration day of the program from February 2020
- The different programs encompass coding, data analysis, fintech and cybersecurity.
- $$: $ 12,495
- Deets: A virtual classroom, one-on-one mentoring, and classmate matches to help you. There is also a Learn to Code meetup focused on Philly.
- When: Full-time 50 to 60 hours per week for six months or 25 hours per week for seven
- Offers courses in software engineering, data science, data analysis, UX and UI design, digital marketing, and project management
- $$: $ 16,000 or $ 9,000 upfront for FT and PT, respectively, with multiple payment and financing options
- Deets: Instructor-led training, from beginner to advanced level, for professionals looking to advance their careers and job seekers looking to improve their technical skills
- Or: Based in Exton (but now remote, because of the pandemic)
- When: Short courses open all year round
- $$: From $ 300 to $ 4,500, depending on the course
- Deets: ITWorks is designed for high school graduates and GED recipients aged 18-26 without a high school diploma to land a basic IT job.
- When: This program takes place over 16 weeks and takes place in the spring and fall.
- Participants will learn computer hardware, troubleshooting, computer networking, and security to prepare for Cisco IT Essentials and CompTIA A + certifications.
- $$: Free for all selected candidates
In addition, some learning groups based on less intensive encounters – and some options for children.
- Deets: This meeting organization aims to increase diversity in the field of data science – with regular events, like last year Leading Through Learning event at Penn.
- When: Regular virtual meetings found here
- $$: By event
- Deets: A meeting group for women interested in learning the R coding language, the organization also occasionally organizes workshops.
- When: Monthly
- $$: To free
- Deets: This organization aims to help women of color build careers in tech with introductory, beginner and intermediate coding workshops, networking events and industry discussions. They haven’t held a public event for a while, but the organizer Ashley Turner Technical.ly says he’s still active.
- When: Monthly meetings, regular events
- $$: $ 25 (financial aid available)
- Deets: A group for local WordPress enthusiasts to learn tips for plugins, themes, and design
- When: Monthly
- $$: To free
- Deets: A local tech nonprofit for K-12 students that aims to tackle inequalities with tech programs and competitions in schools and community centers. Also behind the inclusive talent pool project called the OneE Philadelphia, to address diversity and inclusion in the city’s technological and innovation spaces with long-term solutions.
- When: virtual programming, after school and on weekends
- $$: To free
Do you know of any other Philly based resources? Let us know at [email protected] and we’ll update this list.