Meteorologist Eric Burke sits down with Nick Such and Travis Baumann, with Awesome, Inc. U, to talk about an upcoming Open House their holding to talk about their Coding Bootcamp.
Awesome Inc is a tech company located in downtown Lexington. Since 2013, over 1100 adults and children have learned to code with them.
Coding boot camps are a growing trend nationally to meet the huge unmet demand. Awesome Inc offered the first such program in Central Kentucky last year. They’re accepting applications for their second Web Developer Bootcamp that is scheduled to begin May 22nd. The deadline to apply for the Bootcamp is March 17th. The cost of the Bootcamp is $9,500, flexible payment plans and scholarships are available. Scholarships are available to women, minorities, and veterans. The Bootcamp is for everyone, no coding experience is required.
The bootcamp is designed to quickly take students from beginner to web developer in 12 weeks. Bootcamp attendees are guaranteed job placement upon graduation. The starting salary for a junior web developer is $45-$65k, so it would be an excellent opportunity for those considering a career change or recently displaced employees to alter the trajectory of their life in 3-months. They expect 50-100 applicants and will accept the top 15. Successful candidates need to work well on teams, have curiosity, and be able to devote full time to the Bootcamp.
Awesome Inc is hosting an informational Open House on Wednesday, March 15th at 6:00 pm. They’ll have a few discussion panels (including past students), talk about the curriculum, and have opportunities for people to ask questions. The event is free to attend, lasts about 90 minutes, and food and drinks will be provided.
Awesome Inc is located at 348 East Main Street. To learn more or register for the Open House, head to their website, or call (859) 472-4219.