BELLEVUE, WA, September 07, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Olympia University of Business and Technology (OUBT) has announced its next training session on .NET programming beginning Saturday September 16 in Olympia and Bellevue. OUBT is a non-profit organization offering a training program to individuals who want to evolve their careers and grow as part of the high paying IT industry. The program is targeted to people who otherwise would not consider a career in the technology field. This is a quick way to gain entry to a technology career.
OUBT's Bellevue campus was recently visited by Washington State Rep. Vandana Slatter and Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib. Both lawmakers spent their time interacting with the students, instructors and appreciated the initiatives taken by CodeSmart, Inc., one of the managing sponsors of learning programs at OUBT with support from Ramp Group, LLC and People Tech Group. The instructors and mentors are current employees of CodeSmart and their facilities (Olympia and Bellevue) are being used for the classes.
"As a legislator representing the Eastside, filling as many as 20,000 open positions in the local tech industry with qualified local workers is a real priority. This requires getting potential employees, the skills training, they need to be successful with," says Rep. Slatter. She also says, "Organizations like OUBT provide a direct and clear path to training, internships and employment in the tech industry, making it possible for women, veterans and people of color to participate in the jobs of today and the future."
"Once the students matriculate from the class and achieve certification then they are considered for a 6-month Internship with CodeSmart or one of our customers. Should the candidate perform exceptionally well through internship, we have something well planned for that too," says Mark Meyer, the President of CodeSmart and the founder of OUBT.
Meyer goes on to explain, "After much market research, our approach provides the three bases any employer looks for in technology-worker candidates. 1. Training, 2. Validation of that training (via independent certification), 3. Work experience (gained though our internship program). We have not seen many other programs that offer the same trifecta to students."
Currently, OUBT offers its learning and training programs in Olympia and Bellevue. Tacoma and Seattle will be added to the list in the later part of the year. Please visit www.oubt.org
for more details on the current and upcoming programs and campuses.
Olympia University of Business & Technology provides unsurpassed education and training in leading and modern technologies across all aspects of computer science Building on a foundation of focused-based academics, real-world learning, industry-connected knowledge, and targeted internships, we inspire our students to pursue lifelong learning leading to high-earning careers, and enable them to become influential in their chosen profession.