- Trilogy Education has partnered with Columbia Engineering and Rice University to offer two new fintech boot camps "designed to prepare professionals to fill the growing tech skills needs of companies in financial services and other industries experiencing digital transformation," a news release said.
- The boot camps will give participants experience with relevant industry tech tools, including ones related to stock activity, predictive stock price models and blockchain. Participants also will receive additional instruction in career-planning with access to recruiting assistance, portfolio reviews, professional coaches, webinars and employer events.
- "Technology and data are fundamentally transforming the financial services industry. The groundbreaking Columbia and Rice fintech boot camps powered by Trilogy will help meet the sector's growing demand for a digitally skilled workforce," Trilogy Education CEO and Founder Dan Sommer said in a media release. "We're proud to partner with Columbia and Rice to provide learners with the critical reskilling and upskilling training they need to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of employers in the financial services industry."
Boot camps are emerging as a popular strategy for employers that continue to face serious talent shortages in a tight labor market. Trilogy Education is behind several boot camps that have cropped up around the country.
In another partnership, Trilogy Education teamed up with the University of Oregon to create a boot camp for working professionals and adult learners who are interested in learning web development. Trilogy said the 24-week program was designed to provide skilled workers for the region's growing need for web developers.
Trilogy Education also partnered with Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering to teach coding skills to adult learners and working professionals for jobs in the Baltimore area. The program's curriculum will cover coding basics including training on algorithms and data structure, in addition to web development languages.
Boot camps can be used inside the workplace, too. Liberty Mutual Insurance sends its employees to boot camps to help them improve their software development skills.