Northcoders names first “Curriculum Partner”

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Coding bootcamp, Northcoders, has appointed Apadmi as its first Curriculum Partner.

The role means the Manchester tech company becomes a sponsor of its project-phase, where students are tasked with building an innovative technology solution to a brief.

“The digital skills shortage is one of the biggest challenges facing the technology industry, and Apadmi want to be part of the solution,” explained Gary Butcher, Apadmi’s Engineering Manager.

“Supporting initiatives like these helps us to do that – the more knowledge we can give to students around the genuine business implications of their work, the better prepared they’re going to be when they come to interview for and work in real-life development teams. Plus, it helps to fuel our growth and that of the many Northern companies wanting to attract, nurture and retain that new talent within the region.”

Students will get help across AR/VR, blockchain or machine learning, plus guidance on how the solution fits into the business ecosystem.

"We’ve worked with Apadmi for a number of years and are now proud to welcome them as Northcoders' first ever Curriculum Partner,” added Amul Batra, Chief Partnerships Officer for Northcoders.

“Our Curriculum Partners will help to ensure that the software development processes that we continue to teach are reflective of a true business environment. The project idea suggested by Apadmi gave 6 of our upcoming graduates the opportunity to work to client requirements – those project expectations will ensure that they’re readier than ever when entering the industry."

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