PROVO, Utah & BEIRUT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Syrian refugees make up half of the 40-student Coding Bootcamp that was just launched in Beirut, Lebanon by V School™ at the company’s first office outside of the United States. V School is a private company focused on adult technology education.
Since launching its first program in the Fall of 2013, Provo, Utah-based V School has provided technology training to eight refugee populations in the state through a partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).
“Programming and Web Development have become the de facto international languages of our generation, and literacy as technologies slide seamlessly across all borders,” said V School CEO and Co-Founder, Michael Zaro. “Seeing the success we have had previously in helping refugees catapult into the world of high-paying, high-demand high-tech jobs, we were curious to see if there were opportunities to leverage our systems and expertise outside of the U.S.
“In that regard, we are extremely pleased to announce four things:
- The opening of V School’s first office outside of America,
- V School’s partnership with Al-Makassed University in Beirut,
- The fact that V School’s first course in Beirut is completely sold out, with half of the 40 male and female adult students being refugees from Syria.”
EDUCATIONAL FOCUS OF V SCHOOL
“We’re also really proud of the fact that the average V School graduate successfully lands a full-time job in their chosen field within 30 days of graduation,” Zaro added.
- Cyber Security,
- iOS Development, and
- UX Design,
with all courses available in Provo or at its Salt Lake City, Utah office or online, with future course availability in Beirut to be determined at a later date.
“We are honored to partner with V School to help transform the educational landscape in Lebanon and in the Middle East,” said Mr. Amine M. Daouk, President of Al-Makassed University of Beirut. “Not only has computer programming become a new form of literacy, but those learners willing to take the journey into the technology world can truly transform their lives, the lives of their families and communities, as well as their countries. I applaud these first 40 students and look forward to watching their progress now and throughout their lives.”
Fees for the 12-week full-time V School Coding Bootcamps are $14,300(US), while fees for the part-time, 12-week Coding Bootcamps are $5,100(US). V School has identified four student loan companies currently willing to evaluate prospective V School students: CLIMB, PAVE, Skills Fund, and Upstart. Some out-of-state and out-of-country housing scholarships are available for students accepted into V School’s full-time Coding Bootcamps.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Prospective adult students interested in learning more about future V School courses can visit V School Coding Bootcamps. Additional information can be found at V School’s Website at www.vschool.io.