With the current shortage of 1.4 million software developers in the US, there is a heightened demand for skilled software developers. The University of New Mexico Continuing Education saw an opportunity to bridge this gap by offering 18-week coding bootcamps powered by Promineo Tech in both Front End and Back End Software Development.

The bootcamps are specifically designed for the working adult who is looking to switch careers, or to change positions within the tech industry. The job opportunities for the graduates of the program span from roles including Java Developer, Software Engineer, Back End Developer, Application Developer and Front End Developer with a rewarding $62,000 average starting salary.

“We are thrilled to partner with Promineo Tech on such quality programs that will provide more career opportunities for our students,” states Audrey Arnold, Executive Director for UNM Continuing Education.

The rigorous program prepares graduates to confidently fill the open entry-level positions within the industry. Throughout the duration of the program, students dedicate about 20 hours a week to mastering the curriculum. This time includes 1.5 hours of live, personally-tailored micro-lectures and 13-18 hours of self-guided learning facilitated through an online learning management system. UNM Continuing Education recognizes the need for efficient education in order to enhance workforce development within the community. These boot camps offer a career-focused curriculum that will get successful students on track to enter the tech industry.

“We’re excited to partner with the University of New Mexico on this initiative to offer affordable, technology education,” said Nick Suwyn, President of Promineo Tech. “Especially programs like these that are designed to empower working adults to pivot into a new career in a relatively short time.”

The demand for skilled developers is projected to continue growing as it is already labeled the fastest-growing occupation in this decade. Offering these specialized coding boot camps is providing the community with the tools that they need to become employed in a time where employment has been so drastically affected by the global pandemic.

Enrollment is now live for June and July cohorts. To learn more about attending or offering a coding boot camp, visit UNM Coding Bootcamps