Each month, the Course Report team rounds up the most interesting bootcamp industry news that we read and talked about in our office. In April, we were showered with a ton of exciting fundraising and acquisition news, ISAs (income sharing agreements) continued to be a hot topic, and coding bootcamps began getting approved for a new veterans program called VET TEC. We also saw some great diversity initiatives and scholarship opportunities for bootcamps in the US and abroad. Plus, a report from the Christensen Institute looked into bootcamps as disruptors, and two schools are planning to expand the bootcamp model into healthcare – read to the end to find out more.

Bootcamp Acquisitions & Fundraises

Income Share Agreements Galore

The Future of Coding Education

Bootcamps + University Partnerships

The Rise of Data Science Bootcamps

Bootcamps Fueling Diversity in Tech

Veterans Who Code

Is Bootcamp for You?

Tech Jobs after Coding Bootcamp

Student Success Stories

Bootcamp Updates: New Campuses + Courses

NEW BOOTCAMPS ON COURSE REPORT

Our Favorites on the Course Report Blog

Liz’s favorite interview in April was with a mom named Ashley who went to DigitalCrafts and landed an internship at a Financial Services company, and spun that into a full-time job. With Mother’s Day coming up, Liz asked her about getting through a bootcamp while balancing kids and Ashley had some amazing advice on setting up a schedule and logistics. Here’s a quote from Ashley: “Becoming a developer has made me a better role model for my family. I have two girls of my own and when I learn new things, I like to show them as well. We even made a sensor for their school garden to indicate when the soil needs water.”

Imogen enjoyed working on a new video which is like a mini-documentary about the coding bootcamp industry, why it exists, and what sort of outcomes students see. The title of the video is “Are coding bootcamps worth it” and it includes interviews with coding bootcamp graduates from Hack Reactor, General Assembly, and Flatiron school.

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About The Author

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Imogen is a writer and content producer who loves writing about technology and education. Her background is in journalism, writing for newspapers and news websites. She grew up in England, Dubai and New Zealand, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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