Although Codeup is launching a Dallas campus, make no mistake—this location will not be a “second Codeup.” Any of the startup’s additional campuses will “belong to one cohesive Codeup.”
Codeup helps launch careers in computer programming or data science through its 20-week accelerator programs. Once equipped and trained with the necessary skills, candidates are connected to employers—the goal is to “embed greatness” in an organization.
Codeup currently offers two 20-week programs: Full-Stack Web Development and Data Science. Each is focused on building the tech workforce and with a graduate placement rate of 97 percent over the last 18 months, the startup seems to be headed in the right direction.
The San Antonio-based company was founded in 2013. Seven years later, Dallas marks Codeup’s first expansion outside of its homebase.
“We didn’t pick a city, we picked a state,” Codeup announced in a blog post. The startup wanted to remain in Texas, while expanding the company outside of its HQ. Codeup found its solution in DFW.
“If we were to go to Tampa, or if we had gone to Norfolk or gone to Kansas City, you’re officially opening a second Codeup,” Jason Straughan, Codeup’s CEO, told The Rivard Report. “But by staying in Texas and opening a campus in Dallas, we’re really just extending, we think, our San Antonio offering to another city.”
The company chose Dallas as its second location because its graduates had already placed at companies with Dallas locations, including USAA and Cognizant.
Codeup expects to open its Dallas campus with 24 students initially, according to The Rivard Report. While it’s currently awaiting final state approval, the company is hopeful for an early 2020 launch in Dallas. Its second campus will be located in downtown Dallas in the Katy Building.
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