First group of UCCI students completes coding class

Coding course ties UCCI to Cayman Enterprise City

Member of the recent coding class pose with officials from UCCI and Cayman Enterprise City.

The first class of 25 students has completed a set of introductory code courses as part of a partnership between Cayman Enterprise City, the University College of the Cayman Islands and Code Fellows, a Seattle-based coding-education company.

The programme is one of several with which Cayman Enterprise City has recently been involved. Earlier this year, CEC helped coordinate, and provided the space for, two coding classes for women. It also offered a weeklong coding class for secondary school students during the summer.

The company has previously said it is trying to foster more hi-tech businesses in Cayman, and having workers on hand with coding knowledge is an important part of that plan.

The coding courses offered are not part of a certificate programme, but UCCI officials are helping to promote the classes, especially for students pursuing careers in computer technology.

This is the inaugural year that Cayman Code Academy courses are being taught at CEC’s Strathvale House location in George Town. Intermediate, advanced and professional level courses are expected to launch in 2020, with graduates offered internship opportunities and mentorship placements with technology companies.