There was the announce that Code Institute, an EdTech company delivering Full Stack software coding education, has secured €500,000 syndicated investment from Kernel Capital and Enterprise Ireland.
Code Institute delivers intensive, certified “Bootcamp style” education programmes that provide graduates with job-ready coding skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace. The programmes are available online and in the classroom.
The company was founded in 2014 to tackle the widening ICT skills gap across Europe. The Code Institute programme is fully accredited and certified by Edinburgh Napier University and is the only university accredited coding bootcamp across Europe.
The syllabus for the company’s full stack course was developed in conjunction with their Industry Advisory Council including experts from companies such as PayPal, Morgan McKinley, Ogilvy, Accenture and Dell.
Following the investment, Dr. Mícheál Ó Foghlú CTO, Red Hat Mobile and former co-founder & CTO of Kernel Capital Investee FeedHenry has joined the Code Institute’s Advisory Council.
This announcement comes after the EU Commission has identified a shortage in ICT skills is looming with 825,000 job vacancies predicted across the EU by 2020 due to a lack of digital skills.
To date, 94% of the Code Institute’s graduates have been successfully hired as ICT professionals within 3 months of graduation.
The new investment will be used to develop a suite of future courses and to support the Company’s international market expansion plan.
CEO of the Code Institute, Jim Cassidy said, “We are delighted that Kernel Capital has led this investment in Code Institute. There is a real shortage of people with coding experience both in Ireland and internationally and our intensive bootcamp course gives graduates the real-world coding and software development skills that are in demand.”
He added, “Our approach greatly reduces the time taken to get students job-ready, to date this has led to a 94% success rate for students being hired within three months of graduation.”
What is a coding Bootcamp?
Coding Bootcamps are designed to train students in the art of web development. As with most developments in the areas of software and technology, if you have heard about it, the fingerprints of Silicon Valley are usually not far away.