Quebec, May 27th 2020
CodeBoxx, the technology school that offers an ultra-accelerated 16-week program to train people from all walks of life to technology professions is pleased to announce the launch of the registration process for the greater Ottawa-Gatineau region. This is the first step in the process of opening a new campus in the coming months. The organization, which already has 2 campuses in Quebec and Montreal, now wants to bring its mission and ambitions to the Canadian Capital region. We are fortunate to be able to count on the support and collaboration of ID Gatineau in our efforts. Several initiatives are already underway and other initiatives will be put forward in the coming weeks. In addition, we can count on several local organizations that will be involved throughout the process.
An informed decision
The choice to launch an expansion with a 3rd campus was made conscientiously by Nicolas Genest, CEO and founder: “We very quickly demonstrated with our first campuses in Quebec and Montreal that our concept delivers the value promised in markets representing varied characteristics . The opportunities we have created for participants in the technology community have already allowed many individuals to launch their careers when without us, it would not have been possible. The success of almost 100 graduates after 6 cohorts is already so obvious that we are set to grow and expand in certain markets where the demand for quality technologists is even more pressing. ”
A proven concept and program
CodeBoxx takes all risks to allow as many people as possible to give it shot: everyone is accepted, each candidate is loaned a brand new device, a job at 25 + $/h waits for graduates and they only pay tuition fees when they are hired! In order to determine whether such a program is really suitable for the candidate, CodeBoxx starts with a 2-week selection test called the Genesis program. The test allows participants to quickly realize if the technology world is really for them. It is strong from the results obtained on its 2 campuses that so far that CodeBoxx has been able to prove that its model is a pragmatic solution to the labor shortage. Our exclusive program that immerses participants in the heart of our fictional business focuses on hard and soft skills. We opted for a personalized educational approach, based on rhythm, collaboration, merit and practical learning that allows our graduates to be operational from their first day in business.
CodeBoxx: Way more than technical skills
At CodeBoxx, we pride ourselves on wanting to teach more than technology, explains Nadya Fortier, director of operations at the school: “We have a culture that we reinforce week after week that surrounds participants and pushes them to strive for excellence in execution, always try to do more while remaining flexible and trying to recognize simplicity even in the most complex situations. The school develops attitudes alongside skills. ” The adventure is bound to continue beyond the weeks of training. The organization invests resources in the community to help get off to a good start in a new job and also fuels potential entrepreneurial ambitions. “With CodeBoxx, I open my address book developed in Paris, New York and Silicon Valley over the past 16 years. We are an incubator of choice for quality concepts and ideas and we expose them to real venture capital, ”Nicolas Genest proudly pointed out.
CodeBoxx is not lacking in ambition! The organization wants to continue to spark many new careers!