Specialising in digital skills training, Trilogy Education has been partnering with universities in the US to deliver career-oriented technology boot camps. It has recently been acquired by 2U.
“Technology is transforming Manchester’s economy”
In Manchester, the Boot Camp will be a non-degree program teaching front-end and back-end skills necessary for a career in coding and web development, catering to adult learners.
“The accessible nature of the programme brings opportunities for technical development to a new audience of adult learners across the North West region,” Robert Stevens, head of the School of Computer Science at Manchester Uni, said in a statement.
Dan Sommer, CEO and founder of Trilogy Education, added that training digitally-skilled workers play into strengthening the city’s economy.
“Technology is transforming Manchester’s economy, but its continued growth hinges upon an increasing supply of digitally-skilled workers,” he said.
“The University of Manchester joins a growing network of top universities that are working to create stronger, more resilient cities through skills-based training programmes.”
Over at the University of Birmingham, the program has been praised by the mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, who echoed Sommer in underlying the importance of digital skills in the workforce.
“Initiatives such as this, where workers in the region can benefit from global expertise at one of our leading universities, are critical if we are to continue to grow the economy and the skills and spending power of the people,” he said in a statement.