Emory University to Launch Online Coding, Cybersecurity Training Programs in Atlanta through Partnership with Fullstack Academy

Staff Report

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Fullstack Academy and Emory University's non-credit division, Emory Continuing Education (ECE), today announced the establishment of a partnership to offer programs aimed at developing qualified professionals to meet the staffing needs of Atlanta's prospering technology sector.

According to Forbes, Atlanta's total tech jobs have grown by 46.7% since 2010, almost 20% higher than the national average. Home to Fortune 100 companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot, United Parcel Service, Delta Air Lines, AT&T Mobility, and Newell Rubbermaid, the region's tech growth has resulted in a need for more skilled professionals.

Specifically, more than 14,500 cybersecurity positions are open in Atlanta, with another 7,500 available in software development, according to Cyberseek.org and Indeed.com. This demand has also been accompanied by above-average wages for new tech professionals in the area. Currently at approximately $55,000, the entry-level salary for both coding and cybersecurity professionals exceeds the average entry-level salary of a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Atlanta by nearly 25%, according to ZipRecruiter.

"Atlanta's IT sector ranks near the top of fastest-growing tech markets across the country," said Nimit Maru, Fullstack Academy co-founder and co-CEO. "With Emory's impressive reputation across Georgia and its longstanding relationships with Atlanta's most prominent businesses, we felt bringing this accelerated training to the region alongside Emory was a natural fit - one that will afford great opportunity to locals seeking new careers in a growing industry."

The programs, known as the Emory Tech Bootcamps, will offer training in a live, online format, providing aspiring tech professionals of any background with the opportunity to become skilled in coding and cybersecurity in as little as 12 weeks. The programs will also be offered in a part-time format covering 26 weeks.

The new bootcamps with Emory University mark the latest expansion for Fullstack Academy, which has successfully implemented these programs at its own campuses in New York City and Chicago as well as with other academic institutions across the country.

"We're always seeking new ways to develop talent while supporting the career development needs of people both in Atlanta and around the world," said Paul Welty, Emory Continuing Education executive director. "Our objective is to equip students with the skills needed to secure and maintain attractive jobs in a variety of industries. Fullstack's connections to top educators and businesses across the country will continue to help Emory Continuing Education successfully work towards that goal."

Fullstack Academy and Emory Continuing Education will begin accepting applications in early 2021. Individuals can complete an interest form to be notified when registration begins.