Manchester-headquartered Northcoders has announced it has opened a new training hub in Newcastle to deliver a range of training bootcamp courses across the North East.
The independent provider of training programmes for software coding has opened its new Newcastle site at innovation hub TusPark at Barclays Eagle Labs, based on Grainger Street in Newcastle city centre.
Founded in 2015, Northcoders plans to use the new hub to assist with the increase in demand for technology training and upskilling in the region, with its overall aim to address the digital skills gap in the UK.
The provider operates a hybrid structure from its existing hubs in Manchester and Leeds, and also plans to build a presence in Birmingham through its online courses.
Chief Executive Officer, Chris Hill, said: “The TusPark site is a well-regarded centre of innovation and excellence, so we are excited to be part of this new and growing community. Newcastle, and the wider North East region, have growing tech sectors and the demand for digital skills and upskilling is increasing all the time. Our aim with the new Northcoders Newcastle hub is to ensure greater access to education and technology training that will directly benefit businesses, individuals and in turn the local economy by nurturing talent in the North East.”
Colin Tan, Director of Operations at TusPark Newcastle Eagle Labs, added: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Northcoders to Tuspark Eagle Labs and into the rapidly growing tech community of Newcastle. Tech skills are vital for our industry’s problem-solving nature, and Northcoders will educate and equip this new generation with professional, not just academic, knowledge. We look forward to working together to help grow the Newcastle ecosystem.”