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QualityWorks Invites BIPOC to Apply for Free Bootcamp to Build In-Demand Technical Skills

By MBE Magazine Staff 
Last updated on October 7th, 2020 03:17 pm
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The Agile Testing Bootcamp offers opportunity for applicants to transition into Tech.

QualityWorks’ Agile Testing Bootcampis encouraging members of the BIPOC community to apply for a free six-week bootcamp to learn in-demand testing skills for a new career in tech.

The aim of the Bootcamp is to provide job opportunities to Americans who exist within marginalized communities, particularly African Americans, by training and placing talented resources in companies looking for software testers; helping close the gaps of disparity and increase representation and diversity in the technology industry. Sponsored by the Count Me In Revival Grant, The Agile Testing Bootcamp is an immersive training program geared specifically toward upskilling individuals with non-technical backgrounds to obtain high-paying, high-demand technical jobs insoftware testing.Theapplicationdeadline is October 5th, 2020.

Participants will not only learn the foundation, tools, and techniques of software testing but they will also receive support in finding jobs that match their new skills. The program offers job sourcing, job placement as well as ongoing professional development mentorship after graduation by professional coaches.

The average starting salary for a Quality Assurance Tester is $40,000 – $60,000 per year. Software Testing is one of the most in demand jobs in the tech market. There are currently over 9000+ unfulfilled jobs in the US alone. Our six-week immersive software testing bootcamp is designed to teach software testing from scratch for individuals without a tech background. It is fully virtual with weekly live sessions, all absolutely FREE.

It is a lesser known fact within the non-technical community that learning software testing has a substantially shorter learning curve than learning to code from scratch to become a software developer.

While coding bootcamps have gained significant popularity over the last few years, the market for accessible training in software testing remains virtually untapped. The Agile Testing Bootcamp takes advantage of this opportunity to address this training gap.

“We have successfully concluded two installments of our Testing Bootcamp, training over 70 individuals, 90 percent of whom did not come from a technical background. We’ve proven that the model works and so we are super excited to be able to extend the program to support black and minority communities by providing them with the skillset to land good jobs in tech,” says QualityWorks founder and CEO, Stacy Kirk.

Applicant Requirements

  • Must be looking for new career opportunities
  • Must have an interest in the tech space
  • Must be willing to commit to the full 6 weeks of the program
  • Must have at least 3-5 years of experience in a professional capacity (Priority Industries –Education, Finance, Healthcare, Entertainment, IT, Marketing)
  • Preference will be given to persons of color and persons displaced by Covid-19

Interested candidates can apply here:https://qualityworkscg.com/software-testing-bootcamp/.

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