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University of North Dakota launches affordable coding boot camps

Part-time boot camps designed to train adult learners in high-demand information technology skills

Grand Forks, N.D. The University of North Dakota (UND) is introducing its partnership with Promineo Tech to offer coding and data engineering boot camps to enhance the technology workforce in North Dakota. By offering these boot camps, UND is bridging the skills gap to meet the growing demand for technologists in the industry. The part-time and flexible schedule provides in-demand tech education for working adults to reskill or upskill and fulfill the demand for skilled tech talent.

“These boot camps are a great complement to our degree programs in computer and data science and allow UND to offer yet another pathway to this rapidly growing industry,” says Brian Tande, Dean, UND College of Engineering & Mines.

Software development is noted as the third most in-demand role in North Dakota as of 2019. The boot camp programs prepare students to fill entry-level roles, such as Java Developers, Software Engineers, Back End Developers, Application Developers, Front End Developers, Data Engineers, Python Programmers and Business Intelligence Developers.

“This partnership elevates our offerings available to students seeking curricula that will advance their professional development skills to go into the tech industry,” said Jeff Holm, UND Vice Provost for Online Education and Strategic Planning.

“The partnership fills a gap for UND’s non-credit programming for boot camps,” added Lynette Krenelka, Executive Director of the Teaching Transformation & Development Academy’s Office of Extended Learning.

By enrolling in a coding boot camp, students’ mastery of the content is supported by weekly live lectures with the instructor and one-on-one mentor meetings. Students also can take advantage of the career-guiding services and the responsive online community of classmates, mentors, instructors and industry professionals to build upon their professional network.

“We’re very excited to partner with the University of North Dakota to bring affordable coding and technology boot camp programs to the state,” said Nick Suwyn, President of Promineo Tech. “Everyone should have the opportunity to explore careers in technology if that’s their desire, and these programs will help make that possible.”

Student courses include the 18-week “Front End Software Development” and “Back End Software Development” programs and the 26-week “Data Engineering” program. The intensive courses are career-driven and demand roughly 20 hours a week dedicated to learning and practicing the content, and preparing for fulfilling careers in software development and data engineering.

Enrollment for July, August and September cohorts are currently live.

To learn more about attending or offering a coding boot camp, visit https://www.promineotech.com/und

About University of North Dakota:

The University of North Dakota is the chief opportunity engine for North Dakota and UND students. Founded in 1883, six years before North Dakota was granted statehood, UND is among the nation’s premier regional public research universities and is at an exciting point in its 138-year history. Classified as a “Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity” institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, UND is characterized by a solid foundation of the liberal arts, high quality students and faculty, a diverse curriculum, a widely recognized program of graduate education and research, law and medical schools praised for quality and innovation, rich cultural resources, and an outstanding record of alumni support. Its major academic divisions include Arts and Sciences, Aerospace Sciences, Business and Public Administration, Education and Human Development, Engineering and Mines, Nursing and Professional Disciplines, Medicine and Health Sciences, Law, Extended Learning and the School of Graduate Studies. Long a provider of distance education, UND has a robust online presence.  Learn more at www.und.edu.

About Promineo Tech:

Promineo Tech is an Education-as-a-Service provider that partners with colleges to offer coding bootcamps and related technology training. Their mission is to make technology education affordable, accessible, and low risk for everyone so that anyone has the opportunity to improve their lives through learning. They teach people the skills needed to enter, and be successful, in high-demand, technology fields such as the software development industry. Learn more at PromineoTech.com.

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UND Contact
Trish Young
UND Office of Extended Learning
Teaching Transformation and Development Academy
Patricia.Young@UND.edu

Promineo Tech Contact
Madison Stewart
Promineo Tech
Madison.Stewart@promineo.tech

Media Contact:
David Dodds
UND Director of Communications
David.Dodds@UND.edu