Applications Open For WeThinkCode_’s Tuition-free Software Engineering Course

WeThinkCode_ a free programming and coding training programme which aims to close the tech skills shortage in Africa is looking for young people aged between 17 and 35 to join its two-year software engineering course including corporate internships and a job placement on completion.

Since launching in 2016, they have opened two campuses in Johannesburg and Cape Town with more than 400 students.

The programme has no teachers, no classes, and students learn through a peer to-peer problem solving environment in partnership with world-class institution Ecole 42 (based in Paris and Silicon Valley).

Tuition for the courses is sponsored by companies looking to thrive in the digital economy and secure their tech talent pipelines. Corporate partners provide financial support, skills development and a path to employment for students. In return, students pledge to complete two 4-month internships with Corporate Sponsors and work for the sponsor at the end of their studies.

The organisation states, “This model has been proven to bridge the tech skills gap between academia and the industry by turning out highly qualified, motivated software engineers, each of whom has gone through a two-year intensive program integrating both work-based and schoolbased learning in computer programming.”

Apply to join their JHB or CPT campus today: apply.wethinkcode.co.za

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Lebohang Thulo
Lebohang Thulo
Lebohang Thulo is the editor of SME South Africa. She enjoys keeping up with the country’s exciting and fast developing entrepreneurship ecosystem. You can find her at @lelele3