Digital training specialist Code Nation has launched its new Chester-based coding academy. Local MP, Chris Matheson, unveiled the new campus at Vivio HQ.
The opening of Code Nation’s second campus comes after the announcement of a partnership and significant investment from Vivio, a business telecoms and IT service provider.
Vivio has also begun offering a scholarship scheme with Code Nation for students on a range of courses to kickstart their careers in the digital sector.
89% of students who enrol on a Code Nation course have never coded before and over 90% are employed on completing the boot camp.
David Muir, Founder and Chair of Code Nation comments: “Through our partners at Vivio, we have been able to secure a great space in the heart of Chester, giving students and employers access to the very best digital skills.
“We are pinpointing key areas for growth throughout the UK and Chester came out on top in a recent IPPR report highlighting key areas of demand for tech outside of London. So, where better to set up our next campus?”
Code Nation, Chester, provides a range of innovative training courses, including the Master course made up of 10 weeks of education and a two-week project. It also offers a range of different length courses and apprenticeships, with bursaries and scholarships available.
Learning to code is often compared to learning another language. At Code Nation, in addition to learning digital skills in a relatively short period of time, Code Nation also encourages and helps students to improve their teamwork, as well as communication and general business skills.