Thursday 22 October, 2020

iCreate teams with Code Fellows to offer coding, data security courses

iCreate CEO Tyrone Wilson (left) and Code Fellows VP Mitchell Robertson

iCreate CEO Tyrone Wilson (left) and Code Fellows VP Mitchell Robertson

Digital training institute iCreate has announced a partnership with US-based computer training school Code Fellows which will expand iCreate's course offerings to include software development, ops and cybersecurity.

In a press release, iCreate said the partnership will provide students with an option for globally recognised and industry-specific courses that lead to rewarding new careers.

Code Fellows is a top-rated software development, ops and cybersecurity school that offers full-time and part-time courses, in-person and live-online, helping individuals from all backgrounds change their lives through fast-paced, career-focused education. They shape passionate learners with immersive training to meet industry needs and improve diversity in tech. 

“Partnering with Code Fellows will allow iCreate to tap into a vast range of resources to offer the best in technology and coding education to our creatives. As we aim to be successful in this new economy we have ramped up our efforts to bring first-world training to Jamaica and eventually the region,” said Shanan Smart, Business Development Manager at iCreate Institute. 

Mitchell Robertson, VP at Code Fellows, said: “We are honored to be partnering with iCreate to empower individuals across Jamaica with the skills it takes to find a rewarding career in tech. We’ve witnessed the difference that fast-paced, career-focused training can have in markets around the world, and are looking forward to working with iCreate to see even more individuals realize their potential.”

In the meantime, Tyrone Wilson, the president and CEO of iCreate, referred to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in his address after being sworn into office earlier this month, identifying six new STEM Academies at the high school level to prepare students for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. 

"We are pleased to offer this internationally recognized certification to play our role in preparing Jamaica for the 4th Industrial Revolution,” Wilson said.

According to iCreate, this partnership will provide students with benefits such as:

- An alternative path to careers in tech, for those who may not already hold degrees or have significant experience;

- Hands-on experience and industry-specific training for students who have already been awarded a degree or are studying in the areas of science and computing;

- 100 per cent live-remote online training, making the course more accessible across Jamaica; and

- An internationally recognized certification in as little as 20 weeks.

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