As national demand for cybersecurity and coding professionals continues to build, Fullstack Academy announced today it will expand its Live Online bootcamps into the Midwest. Through a partnership with the University of Oklahoma, the bootcamps will train early career and experienced professionals of any tech skill level for coding and cybersecurity jobs.
Offered through the University of Oklahoma’s College of Continuing Education, also known as OU Outreach, the bootcamp will help address the 3,074 cybersecurity positions (Cyberseek) and 2,377 software development jobs (Indeed) available in the Sooner State.
“Oklahoma is an important hub for energy, bioscience, aviation and aerospace, and logistics, all sectors with significant tech needs and highly sensitive information exchanging hands every day,” said Nimit Maru, co-founder and co-CEO of Fullstack Academy. “The need for qualified coding and cybersecurity professionals to serve and protect these industries is paramount. Through an established academic institution in OU, the state’s top corporations and government agencies will have access to a larger and more qualified talent pool to fill the skills gap quickly in its growing economy.”
The new part-time Live Online OU Outreach Tech Bootcamps, which will offer courses in coding and cybersecurity, will prepare adult learners for high-paying, in-demand jobs in Oklahoma and beyond in just 26 weeks.
According to ZipRecuiter, the average entry-level cybersecurity salary in Oklahoma is $67,253, nearly 25% higher than the state’s average entry-level salary across all industries for those with a bachelor’s degree ($54,959). The average cybersecurity salary at all levels in Oklahoma exceeds six-figures, currently at $104,131.
“We’ve seen the impact that Fullstack Academy has had on helping develop qualified coding and cybersecurity talent,” said Dr. Belinda Biscoe, senior associate vice president of University Outreach for the University of Oklahoma. “Given our unique position within the state of Oklahoma, we felt it was imperative that we team with an exceptional organization that will attract job seekers and career-changers throughout our state.”
The programs, which do not require OU enrollment or prior technical experience, will start accepting applications in early 2021. Individuals can complete an interest form to be notified when registration begins.