LONDON, June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Largest code school in the U.S. goes global with first international location
The Iron Yard, the largest and fastest-growing immersive code school in the United States, today announced it will launch in London, bringing the school's unique training programs to its first international location. Classes in London will begin on July 13.
The Iron Yard's intensive training programs in software and web development help connect employers with the skilled professionals they need. Active among 14 markets across the U.S., The Iron Yard develops meaningful relationships with business leaders in each community to adapt their model and curricula to fit the market's needs. The Iron Yard's model is built on hiring the best instructors and staff, focusing first on quality, offering single-discipline courses, maintaining small class sizes and developing relationships with key employers locally.
The Iron Yard CEO, Peter Barth, said:
"The Iron Yard has been developing deep relationships in London for some time now, leading to this exciting milestone. The tech boom in London is well-established and the already significant need for qualified software engineers is growing rapidly. We are excited to help bridge that gap."
In the U.S., The Iron Yard has established relationships with leading companies, such as Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Coca-Cola and AT&T, several of which will carry over to London through their UK offices. The Iron Yard's advisory boards identify specific hiring and skill needs in each new market. They have already begun assembling a board in London to ensure that their students are receiving the training they need to be as relevant as possible in the job market.
Conor Gilligan, Head of Division at Webanywhere, a London-based e-learning company said:
"The Iron Yard's approach is as innovative as it is successful. We're excited to be working with them here in London to help promote their program as a new approach to cultivating qualified and talented potential employees."
Oliver Gill, a graduate of The Iron Yard, who works in the UK as a front-end developer for software company iVendi, said:
"The Iron Yard is a life-changing experience. They gave me the knowledge and drive required to find a job that I love."
About The Iron Yard
The Iron Yard is one of the world's largest and fastest growing immersive code schools. The Iron Yard exists to create exceptional growth and mentorship for people and their ideas through tech-focused education. Their three-month and part-time training programs include mobile engineering, front-end engineering, back-end engineering and data science. Courses are available in fourteen cities in the U.S. and one in the UK. Learn more at http://ironyard.co.uk/. UK residents can apply here: https://www.ironyard.co.uk/vr/apply.
Webanywhere is a global workplace learning provider headquartered in the UK and has operations in mainland Europe and North America. They are experts in delivering e-learning solutions, which include social, mobile, rapid authoring and blended learning. Partnering with their clients allows them to really impact their learners' performance. As an official Moodle, Totara and Google Partner, they utilise the most advanced solutions for their clients, allowing them to maximise ROI. For more information, visit: http://www.webanywhere.co.uk
SOURCE The Iron Yard