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Springboard and UMass launch tech skills courses

Springboard has announced a four-program technical skills partnership with the University of Massachusetts Global, which the online learning platform says is its largest university partnership to date.

The programs cover key aspects of front- and back-end web development, databases, and data structures and algorithms. Photo: Springboard

The six-month programs aim to prepare individuals for "high-demand technical careers"

The mentor-led bootcamps cover tracks in Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Data Science, and Software Engineering, with a focus on working adults and non-traditional students.

“This partnership builds on our strength of providing deep and flexible learning opportunities to students at any stage in their career journey, and Springboard’s expertise in project-based online learning with a career-centric focus complements our own,” said Ricardo Lorenzana, dean of the UMass Global School of Extended Education.

“We’re thrilled to provide new pathways to a range of rapidly growing career opportunities.”

The six-month programs aim to prepare individuals for “high-demand technical careers”, and are self-paced and asynchronous.

“At Springboard, we’re working to create positive change in the lives of as many students as possible, and we found total alignment with our partners at UMass Global,” said Sanam Raza, general manager of University Partnerships at Springboard.

“This partnership puts us on an exciting trajectory to grow our impact and create strong pipelines to great careers for our students.”

Founded in 2013 by Parul Gupta and Gautam Tambay, more than 20,000 students across 100+ countries have enrolled on Springboard’s mentor-led online learning programs.

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