Cayman Code Academy and Code Fellows are now offering software-development courses with full-time remote instruction to support jobseekers interested in gaining technology work skills.

Participants can access virtual classes and interact in real-time with professionally trained Code Fellows instructors with a one-to-six teacher-to-student ratio. A financial assistance fund has also been announced by Cayman Enterprise City to help with tuition fees for Caymanians in need, according to a press release.

In October 2019, CEC and the University College of the Cayman Islands partnered with Code Fellows to offer an immersive, classroom code experience for Caymanians and Cayman residents seeking careers in technology that are available within the CEC special economic zone, Cayman Tech City.

“Following the coronavirus outbreak, CCA has pivoted to help keep the community safe and to offer additional support for individuals in occupations that can’t be performed remotely as well as those who show a keen interest and promise,” said Charlie Kirkconnell, chief executive and CCA programme sponsor.

“CEC’s vision is to provide meaningful opportunities for Caymanians and future generations to come. Helping to develop a technology-driven workforce in the Cayman Islands is going to help us to achieve our vision.”

To assist those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, CEC has created a need-based financial assistance fund, designed specifically to help interested Caymanians cover the cost of the Code Fellows tuition. To apply, individuals need to demonstrate a need for financial assistance and the ability to meet the requirements of Code Fellows’ Code 201 (foundations), Code 301 (intermediate), and/or Code 401 (advanced) courses.

Those with no prior experience can begin with a 100-level beginner course, and programmers who are seeking to obtain advance code instruction can test into professional-development level and advanced courses. Each course level has product owners who work with experts in the industry from companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook to ensure CCA and Code Fellows are meeting the demands of the ever-changing tech market, the release stated.

Registration is now open, and applications are being accepted for the financial assistance programme. For more information, course details, and to apply for funding visit www.caymancodeacademy.com or email [email protected]com.

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