New Portland program focuses on coding and web development

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In an effort to meet regional demand for web developers, the UO will offer a new 24-week coding course in Portland starting this January.

The University of Oregon Coding Boot Camp is a part-time program is geared toward adult learners and working professionals. Students will gain the skills to develop dynamic end-to-end web applications as well as receive a UO certificate in full-stack web development at the end of the program.

The UO’s Department of Continuing and Professional Education is partnering with Trilogy Education to offer the course.

The noncredit program starts Jan. 15 at UO Portland, 70 NW Couch St. Classes will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. two nights during the week and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Enrollment is now open at bootcamp.uoregon.edu.

“This intensive program is designed to give working adults in Portland from all backgrounds and experience levels an entry point into the region’s growing digital economy,” said Sandra Gladney, executive director of continuing and professional education at the UO. “Increasingly, tech skills are table stakes for career success. By leveraging Trilogy Education’s proven platform and global network, the University of Oregon can give more adults in our community access to a rewarding career trajectory, while at the same time bridging hiring gaps for the city’s employers.”

Web development ranks among the nation’s fastest-growing professions. Portland-area employers in particular have a high need for skilled, job-ready tech talent as the city expands into a hub for both tech giants and startups.

The program’s curriculum covers the foundations of coding, algorithms and data structure, and intensive training in JavaScript, Node.js, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Java and more. No previous training or experience is required, but applicants should understand coding basics.

In addition to classroom instruction, students will spend 20 hours a week on outside projects, homework and experiential learning activities. They’ll also build a professional project portfolio to showcase their abilities and hone their competitive edge in the employment market.

Students will also receive a range of career-planning services, portfolio reviews, recruiting assistance and extensive staff support.

“The University of Oregon and Trilogy Education are aligned in our belief that skills-based training is a powerful economic growth driver for cities like Portland,” said Dan Sommer, founder and CEO of Trilogy Education. “A strong, digitally skilled workforce attracts businesses, spurs investment and increases innovation. We’ve designed the University of Oregon Coding Boot Camp to give working Portlanders the critical technical skills to make an immediate impact for local employers.”

Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that works with universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. From coding to data analytics, Trilogy Education’s skills-based training programs bridge regional hiring gaps in more than 40 markets around the world.