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Imagine if you could pursue an education and land a good-paying job without forking over a dime — or taking out a student loan. In fact, take it a step further and picture getting paid to study.
You can make that dream a reality with Revature, a technology talent development company based in Virginia.
Revature is recruiting students at several U.S. colleges to participate in its free 12-week computer programming boot camp. According to Money, the 40-hour-per-week course teaches students in-demand skills such as Java and data management.
Not only is the coding school free, but Money says Revature also pays its students minimum wage to attend. The tech company also provides students with free housing, according to WindowsITPro.com.
By KIM CLARK
Don’t want to borrow to get the education you need to land a high-paying job? A coding bootcamp is now paying students to learn computer programming, rather than charging tuition — and guaranteeing them jobs when they graduate.
The Virginia-based company, called Revature, is setting up classrooms at college campuses around the country and recruiting college graduates for a free 40-hour-per-week, 12-week crash course in hot skills like Java and data management. The students receive minimum wage during the course. In return, graduates commit to working for Revature for two years, at an annual salary of anywhere from $50,000 to $65,000. (Revature sends its graduates out to work as contract software engineers at firms such as banks, health insurers, retailers and the like.)
University CS graduates have set a new record, finally surpassing the number of degrees earned 14 years ago.
With a 15% increase in computer science graduates (49,291 bachelor’s degrees), 2015 had the largest number of CS graduates EVER! The previous high point was over a decade ago, in 2003.
Diversity shows improvement (but far from enough)The number of women earning bachelor’s degrees in CS increased from 7,327 to 8,629, and their representation increased from 17.05% to 17.51%. And when looking at all levels of CS degree (bachelors, masters, doctoral), the representation of women increased from 20.78% to 22.09%.
The number of CS bachelor’s degrees earned by underrepresented minorities also increased, from 7,546 to 8,718; with a slight increase in representation from 17.56% to 17.69%.