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26 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Course Report Coding Bootcamp News Roundup - September 2021
Happy Fall! With the kick-off of a new academic year, we saw more buzz about the value of attending college versus a coding bootcamp as major industries drop the college degree requirement. In this episode, we're covering transparency reports from OPEs, ISA regulation, new ideas about how to diversify the tech pipeline, and the latest on workforce development.Plus, find out which 5 new bootcamps we added to the Course Report directory this month!
25 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Was Borrowing an Ascent Loan Worth it For Liam?
Liam was able to attend a bootcamp with a loan (and living stipend) from Ascent Funding (previously SkillsFund). Was it worth it? Was he able to pay back the loan? Find out in this episode!
27 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Course Report Coding Bootcamp News Roundup - August 2021
August was buzzing with news about the benefits of credentialing for alternative, skills-based learning. We’re sharing the latest on the Apprenticeship to College Act in Congress, and regional workforce development programs, plus a $25M fundraise, an acquisition, two pivots in the bootcamp world, and one closure of a long-standing data science program. Find out which 11 new bootcamps we added to the Course Report directory this August!
30 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Course Report Coding Bootcamp News Roundup - July 2021
This July, we’re reporting on one huge ($850M!) bootcamp acquisition and $35 million in bootcamp fundraises. Higher ed experts debate expanding federal funding to short-term programs like bootcamps. We’re covering what bootcamps need to do beyond just teaching students to code, and we’ll share a bunch of partnerships that are giving validity to the bootcamp model in July. Plus, we added 8 new bootcamps to the Course Report directory this month!
34 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Course Report Coding Bootcamp News Roundup - June 2021
Tech hiring is booming, but there’s an apparent shortage of tech workers. We’re diving into all the news we read this month about hiring, reskilling, upskilling, and diversifying the tech pipeline through programs like coding bootcamps and employer-side training. We're covering Indiana's new Income Share Agreement (ISA) legislation by speaking with Eleven Fifty Academy’s Founder & CEO Scott Jones. Plus, find out which 12 new bootcamps we added to the Course Report directory this month! https://bit.ly/Coding-Bootcamp-News-June-2021
27 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Course Report Coding Bootcamp News Roundup - May 2021
As the world reopens, we’re happy to relay news that tech hiring is on the rise, which means plenty of job opportunities for bootcamp graduates! This episode, we’re talking about reports that companies are partnering with coding bootcamps to reskill their internal workforce, and what this could mean for the future of education. Plus, the latest on Lambda School's lawsuit, and what has (and hasn’t) changed when it comes to diversifying the tech pipeline. http://bit.ly/May-Coding-Bootcamp-News
25 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Course Report Coding Bootcamp News Roundup - April 2021
In this episode, we dive into how President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan could play a major role in workforce development training to fill those vacancies and how coding bootcamps may fit into that plan. Plus, April's largest fundraises in the coding bootcamp space, all of the newest diversity in tech initiatives, and the 10 new coding bootcamps we added to the Course Report directory!
29 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Course Report Coding Bootcamp News Roundup - March 2021
March is Women's History Month, so we're sharing media coverage we heard about the women-in-tech initiatives and scholarships at coding bootcamps. March also marks one year since the pandemic began in the U.S. — find out the latest about workforce development initiatives. Plus, we're covering the big SNHU bootcamp acquisition and the 21 new bootcamps we added to the Course Report directory this month! bit.ly/Coding-Bootcamp-News-April-2021
24 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
February 2021 Coding Bootcamp News: $150M in fundraises + bootcamps in space!
This February, coding bootcamps announced $42M in fundraising – and another $110M more if you include money injected into the ISA (Income Share Agreement) industry. As the U.S. continues the attempt to get people back to work, we saw lots of encouraging news about new workforce development programs. And with the rise in university-bootcamp partnerships these days, we’re diving into the pros and cons of this kind of business relationship for universities and bootcamps alike. Plus, we introduce you to the 11 new bootcamps we added to the Course Report directory in February 2021! http://bit.ly/february-2021-bootcamp-podcast
31 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
January 2021 Coding Bootcamp News
2021 began with $118M in coding bootcamp fundraises, plus a few major acquisitions in the bootcamp space. December 2020’s job numbers showed tech adding many new positions. In this episode, we're highlighting new workforce development programs, and the rise of cybersecurity bootcamps. Plus, learn about the 16 new bootcamps we added to the Course Report directory in January! http://bit.ly/Coding-Bootcamp-News-Jan-2021
36 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Coding Bootcamp News in Review: 2020
In this episode, we're rounding up the most impactful coding bootcamp news we saw in 2020, including 2020's top trends and biggest acquisitions and fundraises. Plus, our predictions for the new year, and what we’re hoping to see in the bootcamp world in 2021! http://bit.ly/2020-Coding-Bootcamp-News-Roundup
33 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
November 2020 Coding Bootcamp News
This episode, we’re talking about one major bootcamp acquisition and three fundraises (including one over $75MM)! But of course, the biggest news this November was the U.S. election, so we’re covering news about the Trump administration’s legacy on private education, and what the bootcamp industry can expect under the new Biden administration. Coding bootcamps continued to partner with workforce development programs to educate students for free, and also rolled out several initiatives for military veterans. Plus, learn about the 10 new coding bootcamps we added to the Course Report school listings this November! bit.ly/Nov-2020-News-Roundup
26 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
October 2020 Coding Bootcamp News
Workforce development was on everyone’s minds this month. In this new roundup, we’re covering the latest initiatives to lift up unemployed Americans and avoid a K-shaped economic recovery, and we're covering new scholarships to boost diversity in tech. Plus, new coding bootcamps, including two university-coding bootcamps, and more about Course Report's newly released 2020-2021 Best Coding Bootcamps list! http://bit.ly/Oct-News-Roundup-2020
27 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
September 2020 Coding Bootcamp News
It’s a new school year, but with COVID-19 ever-present, we read more interesting articles about Gap Year opportunities for college students. There was plenty of buzz around workforce development in September, and more regulatory news from California about the fate of Income Share Agreements. Plus, we round up the coding bootcamps opening up their virtual doors this Fall and the 14 new schools added to the Course Report school directory this month! http://bit.ly/Coding-Bootcamp-News-Sept-2020
26 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
August 2020 Coding Bootcamp News
Over $100M was invested in coding bootcamps this August! We cover those fundraises, plus the rising interest in gap years and the demand for upskilling, and how coding bootcamps are uniquely positioned to meet both of those needs. August marks the Women’s Vote Centennial in the U.S., and we uncovered advice on how tech can further diversify its workforce, plus three impressive scholarships coding bootcamps are offering to diversity the tech pipeline. And of course, we’ll tell you all about the 5 new schools we added to the Course Report school directory this August! bit.ly/Coding-Bootcamp-News-Aug-2020
29 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
July 2020 Coding Bootcamp News
This July, there was so much going on in U.S. politics and we saw it trickling into the coding bootcamp sphere. We also continued to see discussions around opening the gates of tech to more diverse, qualified candidates and reskilling initiatives as well as a fascinating new study about the effectiveness of the traditional technical interview. Plus, we dig into all of the recent news about bootcamp acquisitions, a $130MM fundraise, and 13 new coding bootcamps! bit.ly/Coding-Bootcamp-News-July-2020
36 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
June 2020 Coding Bootcamp News
This June, we’re covering fundraises in the bootcamp world, ways bootcamps can integrate with workforce development, and the pros and cons of Income Share Agreements. Plus, we dig into the ways that bootcamps can diversify the tech pipeline amongst calls for racial equality in June. bit.ly/Coding-Bootcamp-News-June
29 minutes | May 28, 2020
May 2020 Coding Bootcamp News
While the global pause on life-as-we-know-it continued through May, we continued to see coding bootcamps taking extraordinary action to meet the needs of those who are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19. May was also abuzz with ideas on how to reskill a workforce through partnerships with bootcamps, and plenty of advice for those on the remote job hunt now. Plus, we’re diving into how large edtech companies Chegg, K12, and 2U fared in Q1 and the 14 new coding bootcamps we’ve added to the Course Report school directory. bit.ly/May-2020-Bootcamp-News
27 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
April 2020 Coding Bootcamp News
As much of the world was on pause this April, we’re sharing musings about the future of work and how alternative education like coding bootcamps can help with reskilling a workforce. We've got tips for how to network online and strategy ideas to help your online job search. Plus, more on how coding bootcamps are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the new hardship scholarships and initiatives now available. Music by: BenSound and Positive Ukulele
28 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
March 2020 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup
In March, we chat about how coding bootcamps are responding to the coronavirus pandemic, tips for making the most of online learning, the future of education post-pandemic, MOOCs, fundraises and university partnerships, ISAs and accreditation woes, and how employers can find and foster tech talent within their own teams! bit.ly/March-Coding-Bootcamp-News Music by: BenSound and Positive Ukulele
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