Innovative partnership helps adult learners launch digital careers
New York, September 25, 2019
General Assembly, a pioneer in outcomes-driven technology and data bootcamps, and Noodle Partners, the fastest growing online higher education provider, are partnering with the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) to offer bootcamps that prepare adult learners for in-demand technology jobs.
“As part of the university’s new strategic plan, SCPS is building programs for working adults where learning leads to opportunity,” says Alex Hernandez, the dean of UVA’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. “General Assembly’s focus on teaching the most in-demand skills with powerful career tracking and job placement makes them a natural partner for us to advance people’s careers.”
General Assembly’s first university partnership brings together a high-quality bootcamp provider and one of the nation's leading flagship public universities.
“Adults are returning to college because they’re looking for better job opportunities. This initiative draws on our deep understanding of the skills employers need today,” General Assembly CEO Jake Schwartz said. “The program is at the same accelerated pace as our immersive programs, but by embedding it in a university ecosystem, students have a more enriching experience and a wider range of potential outcomes.”
UVA, in partnership with General Assembly, will initially offer 24-week, part-time programs in Software Engineering and Data Science in the Northern Virginia–DC region. The programs are taught by industry practitioners and emphasize relevant technology skills, job search, and placement. Over 92% of General Assembly graduates who participate in their career services program secure employment within six months of course completion.
UVA and General Assembly will work with Noodle Partners to expand the partnership and offer programs throughout the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“We are training a generation of data and tech-driven thinkers, entrepreneurs, and workers,” says Noodle Partners CEO John Katzman. “We want to increase access to the incredible career opportunities expanding across Virginia.”
About the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies
The University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) helps working adults finish their degrees and advance their careers. SCPS offers a variety of online and in-person programs designed for non-residential students, including bachelor’s degree completion programs, professional certificates, a post baccalaureate pre-medical program, and other career accelerators. There are many paths to a great education and SCPS brings high-quality, accessible, and affordable education to all Virginians.
About General Assembly
General Assembly (GA) is advancing the future of work by equipping individuals and organizations with the most in-demand 21st-century skills. Offering training and assessments in software engineering, data science, digital marketing, and more, GA is building transparent career pathways for people, and sustainable, diverse talent pipelines for employers. With 20 locations, immersive online offerings, onsite trainings for the Fortune 500, and a global community of professionals nearly 1 million strong, GA is the leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions.
About Noodle Partners
Founded by a team of education and technology veterans, Noodle Partners creates innovative online and hybrid programs while improving traditional classroom models. Noodle Partners has the capability to work with universities on every aspect of building a certificate or degree program that they choose—marketing, student recruitment, enrollment, curriculum design, student engagement, support services, graduate placement and alumni engagement—and provides a high level of fit and finish.