The City University of New York (CUNY) and Revature, a leading technology talent development company, today announced Revature at CUNY, a strategic partnership to provide free industry-aligned coding bootcamps for CUNY graduates.
The 12-week programs, exclusively for CUNY graduates, provide the opportunity to learn the latest enterprise-level, next-generation and niche technology skills at no cost. Students who complete the free training are then employed by Revature and will receive industry certification and continuing education. The program is expected to train and hire more than 2,000 CUNY graduates over the next five years.
CUNY will also offer Revature’s custom online course training, RevaturePro, to all current CUNY students and alumni. These courses are designed for both non-technical and advanced students to learn enterprise-level programing skills at their own pace and receive dedicated support from Revature’s industry mentors. RevaturePro features free online training programs supporting all levels from beginner to advanced where students can learn Java, Microsoft.NET and other front-end development languages.
“CUNY is committed to supporting equal access to opportunity for all, regardless of background, means, race and gender,” said Ann Kirschner, Special Advisor to the Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships at CUNY. “In today’s world, opportunity means tech. Coding bootcamps are helping to narrow the enormous demand for technology professionals in New York and across the country — but are prohibitively expensive and out of reach for many students. In partnership with Revature, we are able to offer free online and on-site coding programs for CUNY graduates based solely on their ability and interest, not their financial means. We are particularly delighted to welcome Queens College as our first campus partner,” she said.
Known for its academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and education, Queens College also has the largest number of computer science majors of all New York colleges. Home of the Queens College Tech Incubator and the Tech Talent Pipeline Residency @ Queens, the College is a critical partner in the city’s and CUNY’s efforts to strengthen and provide the richest talent available to the growing tech field. “Our academic strengths, city and university-wide partnerships, and the fact that we are one of the most diverse campuses in America make Queens College the ideal partner with which to spearhead this important initiative,” said President Matos Rodriguez.
In a multi-campus collaboration, Revature at CUNY will offer the first on-campus coding bootcamp this fall. The first 12-week on-site bootcamp will be offered at Queens College starting November 14 with another on-site bootcamp planned to open in Manhattan at the School of Professional Studies campus in January 2017.
“We are proud to partner with CUNY to offer the most accessible, affordable and inclusive coding bootcamp in the country. Through this collaboration, we’re providing multiple pathways to rewarding careers in software development for many talented CUNY graduates. CUNY has one of the most diverse student bodies in the country, and this partnership will help us meet the growing technology needs of our corporate partners as they actively look for ways to build and harness the many noted benefits that diverse technology teams deliver,” said Joe Mitchell, Revature’s Senior Vice President of Academic Partnerships.
Revature is now accepting applications from CUNY graduates for both on-campus bootcamps. The application deadline for the first Queens College bootcamp is November 7.
For more information and to register, visit: www.revature.com/cuny.
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