CAPE TOWN – Launched in 2016, WeThinkCode a free training school that focuses on coding has opened two campuses in Johannesburg and Cape Town with more than 400 students.
The company just announced that its 2019 applications are now open and students don't need a Matric certificate to apply.
"Our cohort 2019 applications are open to anyone aged 17 to 35 years (No prior coding knowledge or Matric required) who may be #BornToCode and is looking for an exciting way to #ReCodeYourFuture," WeThink told Business Report.
By offering free courses to students, WeThinkCode is a Non-Profit Organisation that operates commercially and has Corporate Sponsors that cover their students' tuition and provide two paid four-month internships in their first and second years.
"At WeThinkCode_, we strive to unlock South African youth potential and close the digital skills gap by democratising education, addressing youth unemployment and offering an exciting opportunity to under-resourced youth
"At the end of the two-year, full-time programme Corporate Sponsors have first choice to employ our students. In turn, the WeThinkCode_ graduates commit to working at that company for one year," said WethinkCode.
Once a student has passed the online application, they will then have to participate in a month-long bootcamp, which will then decide who is suitable for the full-time course.
"Applications are open until the end of the year and Selection Bootcamps (3.5 weeks long) kick-off in January 2019. Apply online today: https://apply.wethinkcode.co.za/users/sign_up " said the company.
For the future, WeThinkCode has plans to further expand across Africa.
"By 2024, we aim to open three new campuses across the continent," said the company.
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