28 May '16, 9pm

High-tech boot camps in Singapore - The Straits Times

High-tech boot camps in Singapore - The Straits Times

Ms Gabrielle Ong, 18, was accepted into the course of her choice at five local and overseas universities, but she has decided to work in the tech industry instead. Armed with zero programming knowledge, Ms Ong, who was a student in Raffles Institution (Junior College), started attending a crash course on Web development at General Assembly (GA) Singapore in February. Having completed it earlier this month, she is now considering two offers to become a junior developer for tech companies after her paid stint as an instructional assistant at GA ends in August. A slew of schools offering Silicon Valley-style boot camps in a range of tech-related fields are eyeing students like Ms Ong. No relevant paper qualifications are needed, just aptitude and commitment. TECH PROGRAMMES ON OFFER ALPHA CAM Programmes include: 10-week boot camp with four main tracks - digital marketing, pro...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/high-tech...

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