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Springboard partners with Auburn University to offer two tech bootcamps

Springboard Partners With Auburn University to Launch Coding and UX Bootcamps

3 minute read | May 30, 2023
Kindra Cooper

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Kindra Cooper

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We’re thrilled to announce that Springboard has partnered with Auburn University, a nationally ranked land-grant institution in Auburn, Alabama, to deliver two of our bootcamps through Auburn’s  Office of Professional and Continuing Education

With a top-tier Carnegie R1 classification for its commitment to industry-leading research, Auburn University was recently ranked in the top 100 U.S. research universities for the second straight year. 

Springboard’s partnership with Auburn University will allow students to build high-demand technical skills while earning a professional certificate through the following programs:

Both courses combine technical skills development, collaborative project-based learning, and career support to help students advance within their current profession or launch a new career in one of these high-demand fields. 

Why has Springboard partnered with Auburn University?

With the higher ed landscape continuously evolving to meet the pressing need for competency-based learning and digital upskilling, Springboard’s university partnership model is designed to make our programs more accessible and help professionals prepare for the future workforce. 

Organizations increasingly find that upskilling their employees is a critical need rather than a nice-to-have. An analysis by the National Skills Coalition in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta found that 92% of jobs require digital skills. Previous NSC research found that one-third of workers don’t have the foundational digital skills necessary to thrive in today’s jobs. 

As an online-first education provider, Springboard offers a robust virtual learning experience and high-engagement support resources that students need. These support resources include:

  • An industry mentor (experts from Fortune 500 companies and high-growth startups).
  • Professional career coaches.
  • Student success advisers. 

Students gain a support system dedicated to motivating them and keeping them accountable to their ultimate goal of advancing their careers. 

What can students expect from the Springboard software engineering bootcamp?

Ranked the #1 job in 2023 by U.S. News 100 Best Jobs Rankings, software engineering remains an in-demand profession, with a projected 25% growth over the next 10 years. 

The software engineering bootcamp imparts key aspects of front-end and back-end web development, databases, data structures, and algorithms. Students will work through coding projects, and practical exercises similar to the work software engineers do daily. Each module includes optional career-related coursework. 

Students can complete the course in nine months by dedicating 20-25 hours per week.

What can students expect from the Springboard UX/UI design bootcamp?

UX designers remain in high demand as companies seek to develop human-centered AI solutions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects Web Developer and Digital Designer roles (including UX roles) will grow by 23% from 2021-2031.

The UX/UI design bootcamp covers all stages of the user interface and user experience design process–from design thinking to ideating, sketching, and more. Students will execute design deliverables and build a portfolio through a 40-hour industry design project while interning with a real company. 

Students can complete the course in nine months or less by dedicating 10 hours weekly. 

What happens after students complete the bootcamps?

Upon completion, graduates will be issued a professional certificate from Auburn University and Springboard. They will have gained real-world experience via a personally matched industry mentor and will have had the experience of participating in a set of portfolio-ready work projects. 

These certificate programs are designed as self-paced and part-time offerings, ready to take students from technical beginners to job-ready professionals in a few months.

Who can apply and where?

Everyone is welcome to apply now. Click here to learn more about the new courses and how to apply.

About Kindra Cooper

Kindra Cooper is a content writer at Springboard. She has worked as a journalist and content marketer in the US and Indonesia, covering everything from business and architecture to politics and the arts.