Updated on August 11, 2020
Dallas ranks No. 2 in CompTIA’s list of Tech Town hotspots in the U.S. To help tech workers take advantage of all that demand, UT Dallas and Fullstack Academy have launched four skills training bootcamps focused on coding, cybersecurity, data analytics, and DevOps.
The online bootcamps begin in November and are available to anyone across Texas. Tuition for each is $11,995 —with $250 early enrollment discounts, $500 scholarships offered by Fullstack for UT Dallas students and alumni, and $2,000 military scholarships available. The bootcamps are offered through UT Dallas’ Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.
Qualified workers are needed to fill lots of local tech jobs. CompTIA reported a nearly 22% increase in available tech jobs across Texas from 2019 to 2020, and a projected 11% increase over the next five years.
Tech jobs can pay off, too—average entry-level tech salaries range from 32% to 121% above the average entry-level salary in the Dallas area.
Training workers for top tech companies
“Dallas and Austin’s recognition as top cities for tech professionals in the nation positions Texas as a key industry player, especially as a growing number of individuals migrate from tech’s traditional major markets and conduct remote work post-pandemic,” said Mogan Subramaniam, president of New York-based Fullstack Academy, in a statement.
“Partnering with the Jonsson School to bring effective and efficient tech training to Dallas’ Telecom Corridor will produce qualified applicants for available positions at tech companies that call the city home, such as AT&T, Verizon and Samsung, among others,” he added.
Here’s a look at the four bootcamps:
- UT Dallas Cyber Bootcamp will instruct students on how to monitor and secure systems, networks, and applications, as well as deploy offensive and defensive tactics needed to appropriately respond to cyber breaches.
- UT Dallas Data Analytics Bootcamp will train students on SQL, Python, and data visualization skills to earn the most in-demand certifications that companies seek when hiring talent for these positions.
- UT Dallas DevOps Bootcamp will equip students with the skills employers are seeking in automation, infrastructure, and Python. Curriculum was designed in partnership with AWS Academy.
Networking and career services opportunities
“Providing an accelerated option for individuals to enter the tech industry at this time will be a pivotal opportunity to meet the demand of our region’s growing needs,” said Dr. Lawrence Overzet, head of UT Dallas’ department of electrical and computer engineering, in a statement.
“These bootcamps will not only develop qualified tech talent for prominent companies, but also connect students with these local major tech players through networking opportunities and other career services available through the University and Fullstack Academy,” Overzet added.
Individuals must apply by October 25 for cybersecurity, November 1 for DevOps, November 2 for data analytics, and November 9 for coding.
This story was updated on August 11, 2020, to clarify the source of the $500 scholarships.
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