University of Maryland University College and Revature Announce Partnership to Offer No-Cost Online Coding Programs

Access to innovative online program creates a pathway to successful software development careers for students and graduates with non-technical backgrounds.

Adelphi, MD, and Reston, VA, March 27, 2017 – University of Maryland University College (UMUC), the largest public online university in the country, and Revature, a leading technology talent development company, today announced a partnership that will allow all UMUC students and graduates—regardless of major—to access Revature’s online coding program at no cost to the student.

The company’s flagship product, RevaturePro, provides online instruction in enterprise software development languages, guided projects, assessments and mentoring. Consisting of courses in Java, Microsoft.NET and front-end web development and others, students progress through the program at their own pace and receive dedicated support from Revature’s industry mentors.

“Through this partnership, students with nontechnical academic backgrounds can expand their career options by mastering the latest software programs and computer platforms,” said Nikki Sandoval, associate vice president for Alumni and Career Services at UMUC. “The Revature program offers them an accessible approach to IT training that will complement any career path.”

As the demand for computer software across multiple industries continues to grow, so too does the need for qualified software and application developers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of software developers has been projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of applications developers is projected to grow 19 percent, and employment of systems developers is projected to grow 13 percent.* IT training creates a rich and diverse talent pool of highly desirable technology professionals to support current and future workforce needs.

“Coding skills are necessary to succeed in today’s marketplace across a range of industries, so we’ve designed a program that prepares students for a great career in software development,” said Joe Mitchell, Revature’s executive vice president of Academic Partnerships. “Our programs give students with any academic background the chance to learn cutting-edge technologies, train in Reston, Virginia, after graduation, and secure a job at top U.S. companies. It’s a win-win solution for everyone.”

Revature also offers an immersive coding program at its Reston, Virginia, headquarters, an intensive 12-week program that further prepares attendees for a career in software development. Open to university graduates, accepted applicants build on the RevaturePro learnings with deeper exposure to specific software languages, DevOps, soft skills and more.  There is no cost to the attendees and includes housing and a weekly living allowance. Those who successfully complete the boot camp then have the opportunity to work for Revature’s clients that include Fortune 500 companies, government partners and others.

RevaturePro is now available to UMUC students and graduates. More information is available at revature.com/umuc.

About UMUC

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is a world leader in innovative educational models, with award-winning online programs in disciplines including biotechnology, cybersecurity, data analytics, and information technology that are in high demand in today’s increasingly technical, global workplace. UMUC offers open access with a global footprint and a specific mission — to meet the learning needs of students whose responsibilities may include jobs, family, and military service. The university offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a doctoral program, and certificate programs. A pioneer in distance education since 1947, UMUC today is harnessing the power of learning science and technology to deliver high quality, low cost, accessible higher education.

About Revature

Revature is a technology talent development company providing a turnkey talent acquisition solution for corporate and government partners and no-cost coding boot camps for university graduates. We recruit, develop and deploy enterprise-ready technology talent, enabling our corporate partners to succeed and grow. Through in-person, online and on-campus coding immersion programs, we create a pathway for university graduates with diverse backgrounds to build the knowledge, skills and abilities to reach their potential as technology professionals. Students who are accepted into the program are employed with Revature, in an enterprise setting, along with industry certification and continuing education. With its unique talent development strategy, Revature successfully serves a wide range of Fortune 500 enterprises, government organizations and top systems integrators. Learn more at www.revature.com

 

Media Contacts:

University of Maryland University College

Alex Kasten

301-335-9435

alex.kasten@umuc.edu

 

SpeakerBox Communications for Revature

Jennifer Edgerly

703-287-7809

revature@speakerboxpr.com