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WayFind Introduces Bootcamps to Help Young People Move From Learning to Career

(Courtesy of WayFind) WayFind, the education and career guidance service geared towards the frum community, held an informational session on bootcamps as a path to top tech jobs for students interested in stimulating, high-paying careers in the technology sector.

The event took place on Wednesday, November 15, at Mesivta Ateres Yaakov in Lawrence, New York. The program was open to men and women, with separate seating. There was not an open seat available in the room.

Eli Sklarsky, an admissions producer at General Assembly (GA), led an engaging dialogue about General Assembly’s courses, companies who have employed GA graduates and how their focused and intense curriculum prepares their students with skills demanded in the marketplace. Dov Stokar, a teacher’s assistant at General Assembly who resides in Teaneck, and a recent graduate of the web development bootcamp, talked a lot about the bootcamp from the perspective of a student, a teacher and someone who has just begun their job search. Graduates of tech bootcamps range from beginners to those who are shifting careers.

WayFind has partnered with General Assembly, an industry leader in preparing men and women for careers in various tech specialties, to offer gender-separate boot camps in three tech areas: full stack web development, user experience design and data science. The first bootcamp to launch in February, 2018, at the General Assembly New York City location, is full stack web development. Other courses will be offered in the spring and summer.

As technology evolves and employers search for workers with the appropriate set of skills, schools focused primarily on technology have emerged as the new trade schools. The trend of getting “micro-credentials,” training that leads to employment in a specialized field, is gaining high momentum. “Every business is tech business now,” Tradc Urden, research analyst at Credit Suisse, told CNBC. “The obvious case of micro-credential is coding.”

“General Assembly’s 12-week bootcamps teach people the necessary skills to secure jobs in the tech sector. They have an excellent education and recognition track record and we are bringing our career coaching into the partnership to help students navigate and prepare for the right jobs in context of the frum lifestyle,” Adele Dubin, co-founder of WayFind, explained.

Mordy Golding, director of content at Linkedin.com, said, “Of the top 25 skills required for any job today, 10 did not exist 10 years ago. They are all tech skills, and people who have them can go anywhere. There’s such demand in these areas that people can work part-time or work from home. Additionally, salaries are high enough to sustain a frum lifestyle.”

If you are interested in more information or in organizing a bootcamp informational session in your area please contact WayFind at (516) 253 1147 or visit www.wayfindcareers.com.

 

 

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