Wannabe coders have just a few more days to sign up for a free six-month course designed to help them get a career in the Island’s digital industry and help the sector struggling to find skilled staff.
The full-time course, which starts on 21 July, has been created by States-funded Digital Jersey and will give up to 14 Islanders the chance to study programming online with access to a team of mentors who will be offering their time for free.
Digital Jersey Chairman Paul Masterton said: "One of the most significant factors impacting growth in Jersey's digital economy at the moment is a shortage of skills. This is why one of our key objectives at Digital Jersey is to support the development of relevant skills in the island, through engagement with industry, education providers and government.
Those who are picked for the course will also get to use the company’s Hub in Grenville Street, set up to bring the Island's digital community together.
Mr Masterton said: “The Digital Jersey Hub is designed to be a catalyst for the digital sector, bringing people together to ensure that Jersey has the right conditions for success, whether that means securing a job or starting a business.
“Our coding course is an excellent example of the sort of programme we will be providing in the Hub. It has been created to give participants the opportunity to gain vocational skills while exploring their potential, and to bring them up to a level where they have the ability to gain employment in the digital sector."
Applications have to be in by 31 May and you can find out more about the course and how to apply at http://www.digital.je/hub/coding-programme
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