October 2023 Coding Bootcamp News

Jess Feldman

Written By Jess Feldman

Liz Eggleston

Edited By Liz Eggleston

Last updated on November 1, 2023

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This October, we saw new reports on how AI skills and apprenticeships affect hireability. We’re diving into AI skill adoption at coding bootcamps and how bootcamps could be poised to respond to the new AI skills gender gap. MacKenzie Scott continues to support tech training programs with a new $20M donation to a hardworking non-profit coding bootcamp. Find out about the state of tech apprenticeships and which coding bootcamps we added to the Course Report school listings this October.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! If you're thinking about making a career change into cybersecurity, networking, or IT but overwhelmed by all the bootcamp options out there, check out our Best Cybersecurity Bootcamps of 2023 to help you get started. 

Course Report · October 2023 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup

Curious about what happened in September? Check out last month’s episode to hear our September coding bootcamp news roundup!


  • The non-profit bootcamp Per Scholas was granted a $20M investment from MacKenzie Scott this October.
  • InnovateUS announced it has secured $2 million in funding from Google.org and access to Google Career Certificates to support its mission to upskill and educate public sector professionals free-of-charge over the next three years.


  • According to a new analysis by Multiverse and Burning Glass Institute, more than 36 million Americans are stuck in low-paying, high-churn jobs, the vast majority of which are at high risk of automation. 
  • OK Coders in Oklahoma has recently received grants from the Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City to grant tuition scholarships.
  • CIO Dive reports that AWS is launching a new training institute to help career changers and tech newbies land entry-level cloud technologist roles. 
  • Walmart announced that it’s dropping college degree requirements for some corporate jobs. 


  • Business Insider highlighted a new report from Oxford Internet Institute and the University of Copenhagen that found employees with artificial intelligence skills are paid 21% more on average, and certain AI skills could bump up pay by 40%.
  • The Squamish Chief spoke with Jeremy Shaki, the CEO of Lighthouse Labs about how coding bootcamps in Canada are responding to this new demand for AI skills. 
  • According to the India Times, the demand for bootcamps like Great Learning, Upgrad, and Coding Ninjas is on the rise in India, especially with young engineering graduates looking to improve their employability. 


  • A report from Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise estimates that 21% more women’s careers are exposed to AI automation than men, even though men outnumber women in the workforce.
  • Janna Salokangas, CEO of Mission Impact Academy, wrote a guest post in BuiltIn about the need to recognize how AI could affect women’s careers and the importance of creating upskill programs for women.
  • Technical.ly highlighted a recent Represent Tech scholarship recipient, Zawadi Kirksey-Lamb, who enrolled at Tech Elevator to make a career change this year. 
  • In Inside Higher Ed, Ashley Mowreader explored Native American and Indigenous representation in tech. Specifically, she points out that in 2020, only 2% of coding bootcamp alumni were Indigenous, and ~2% of all technical apprenticeships offered in 2023 were held by AI/AN or NH/PI learners.


  • The tuition-free French bootcamp, 42, has opened a campus in Abu Dhabi.
  • Codeup unveiled its new campus in San Antonio’s North Side.
  • OdinSchool announced a new performance marketing bootcamp.
  • Udemy and Docker announced a partnership, which will give developers in the Docker community access to upskilling training through Udemy. 
  • edX and Verizon have partnered to offer self-paced courses through the Verizon Skill Forward program. 
  • Holyrood reports that UK-based Northcoders is now offering online bootcamps aimed at Scottish coders looking to make a career change. 
  • According to Business News Wales, Coleg Gwent has launched a free, virtual coding bootcamp for unemployed adults across Wales, in partnership with Code Institute



For Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Jess worked with the team from Lighthouse Labs to pull together a guide to four entry-level cybersecurity jobs you can land after bootcamp. What’s really cool about these four roles is that you don’t need cyber security certifications to land them! 

One of our most popular blog posts on Course Report is about Free Coding Bootcamps, and this October, Liz published a separate article about Free Data Science Bootcamps – there are just a handful of these but they are actually free, immersive, and meant for career changers!

About The Author

Jess Feldman

Jess Feldman

Jess Feldman is an accomplished writer and the Content Manager at Course Report, the leading platform for career changers who are exploring coding bootcamps. With a background in writing, teaching, and social media management, Jess plays a pivotal role in helping Course Report readers make informed decisions about their educational journey.

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