Partnership offers a no-risk pathway to high-demand technology careers
TAMPA, Fla. and RESTON, Va. (Nov. 29, 2016) – The University of South Florida (USF), a top-25 U.S. public research university, and Revature, a leading technology talent development company, today announced a strategic partnership to provide a breakthrough online coding program to all USF System students and alumni, as well as the opportunity to attend the company’s immersive coding bootcamp, at no cost to individuals or the university. As a result of this partnership, USF students and alumni are offered a no-risk pathway to a high-demand technology career and Revature gains access to a newly trained talent pool.
USF students and alumni interested in a coding career can now enroll in RevaturePro Online, the company’s online training platform that supports all coding experience levels, from beginner to advanced. Its innovative courses teach front-end development languages, such as Microsoft.NET and Java, through guided projects and assessments. Students progress through the program at their own pace while receiving mentorship from industry leaders, continuing education, and developing a new skillset, which they can add to their resume.
RevaturePro Bootcamp, an intensive 12-week program held in Reston, Virginia at the company’s headquarters, further prepares individuals for a career in software development. USF System graduates, who either complete RevaturePro Online or hold STEM degrees, are guaranteed an interview for the bootcamp. If selected, the bootcamp is free and includes housing and a weekly living allowance.
“Coding shouldn’t be difficult to learn,” said Joe Mitchell, Revature’s Senior Vice President of Academic Partnerships. “RevaturePro breaks down accessibility and financial barriers so USF students and graduates from any academic background can gain the skills needed to break into a rewarding career in software development. We are excited to partner with USF. Our hope is that student interest in this program will grow over time, leading to an on-campus bootcamp to make the immersive program even more accessible.”
“With technology integral to business globally, we believe everyone, from any major, can benefit from learning coding skills,” said USF Assistant Vice President of Career Services Russ Coughenour. “USF is dedicated to facilitating powerful solutions, like these innovative programs offered by Revature, which will help our students and alumni launch rewarding careers and thrive in the workforce of tomorrow.”
RevaturePro Online is now available to USF students and alumni. For more information or to enroll, visit www.revature.com/usf.
About the University of South Florida
The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.
Revature is a technology talent development company providing a turn-key talent acquisition solution for corporate and government partners and no-cost coding bootcamps for university graduates. We recruit, develop and deploy enterprise-ready technology talent, enabling our corporate partners to succeed and grow. Through in-person, online and on-campus coding immersion programs, we create a pathway for university graduates with diverse backgrounds to build the knowledge, skills and abilities to reach their potential as technology professionals. Students who successfully complete the program are then employed with Revature, in an enterprise setting, along with industry certification and continuing education. With its unique talent development strategy, Revature successfully serves a wide range of Fortune 500 enterprises, government organizations and top systems integrators. Learn more at www.revature.com.