Individuals looking to jumpstart careers in the growing fields of data science, software engineering, and website and app design, are now able to take advantage of a new online training program through Arizona State University and Chegg, Inc.’s (NYSE: CHGG) career accelerator, Thinkful.
Learners who enroll in one of the training programs can choose to study either full-time or part time and complete in 5-6 months. They’ll make progress through cutting-edge, skills-focused curriculum, have access to a 1:1 mentor, receive career coaching throughout the program, and walk away with a Professional Certificate from ASU.
This program is launching at a time when companies continue to face an ongoing shortage in tech talent, a trend that is only expected to grow as advancements in technology accelerate. According to McKinsey, 375 million workers — or about 14% of the global workforce — will have to switch occupational roles as various industries are disrupted due to this rapid automation. Thinkful has one of the best outcomes of any online career accelerator, with 83% getting jobs in their area of study within 6 months of graduation.
The partnership and project is one of many designed and implemented by ASU’s Learning Enterprise, a newly created initiative aimed at increasing social and economic opportunity for individuals at every stage of life outside of traditional undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to work with Chegg and Thinkful to bring these programs to life,” noted Maria Anguiano, Executive Vice President of Learning Enterprise at ASU. “The Chegg and Thinkful teams share our same vision for providing individuals with the types of skills that open doors and increase economic mobility.”
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