UNM Continuing Education and Fullstack Academy Launch Tech Bootcamps : UNM Newsroom

As New Mexico continues to experience growth in the technology sector, Fullstack Academy and University of New Mexico Continuing Education (UNM CE) are now offering enrollment in three intensive courses in Cybersecurity, DevOps, and Data Analytics.

UNM’s continuing education technology bootcamps, designed for early-career and experienced professionals with little or no technology experience, will prepare students to enter New Mexico’s growing technology market. The live, online programs will qualify individuals for high-paying, in-demand tech jobs across the state.

“As part of our mission to provide services that improve New Mexico’s quality of life and promote economic development, we look forward to expanding technology education opportunities to further transform lives and help boost the industry.” state technology,” said Audrey Arnold, executive director of UNM. Continuous training. “Bootcamps will not only teach the skills employers seek, but they will also provide students with dedicated professional support before and after graduation to foster continued success.”

New Mexico is ranked among the top five states in the United States with the highest percentage of tech job growth, according to the Cyberstates 2021 report from CompTIA, the industry’s leading nonprofit. global computing. The association also reported that New Mexico’s tech sector makes up about 10.4% of the state’s total economy and projects that tech-related employment will continue to grow by 7.2% in the state. Status by 2026.

“Albuquerque sits at the center of New Mexico’s Technology Corridor, which contains an array of private high-tech companies and government institutions. This field is rich in research and innovation, and offers many technological opportunities,” said Jerrad Tausz, president of Fullstack Academy. “These bootcamps will bring effective technical training to Albuquerque and produce qualified candidates for available technology positions at companies such as Facebook, Intel, Mozilla, Dell and various tech startups across the state.”

According to LinkedIn, more than 5,000 entry-level data analytics, DevOps, and cybersecurity jobs are currently listed in New Mexico. Burning Glass reports that an entry-level cybersecurity analyst in New Mexico earns around $74,400 and a data analyst receives $42,200. An entry-level DevOps engineer in the region earns an average of $79,730 per year, according to Ziprecruiter. The median tech salary in New Mexico is estimated at $83,970, which is 106% higher than the state median salary, according to the Cybertates 2021 report.

Students interested in pursuing a career in technology through UNM’s Continuing Education Tech Bootcamps can choose from three available programs:

  • UNM CE Cyber ​​Bootcamp, which will teach students how to monitor and secure systems, networks, and applications, as well as deploy the offensive and defensive tactics necessary to respond appropriately to cyber breaches. Individuals must apply by March 8, 2022 for the part-time cohort (26 weeks) and May 2, 2022 for the full-time cohort (12 weeks).
  • UNM CE DevOps Bootcamp, which will equip students with skills sought by employers in automation, infrastructure, and Python. The program was designed in partnership with AWS Academy. Individuals must apply by April 5, 2022 for the part-time cohort.
  • UNM CE Data Analysis Bootcamp, which will train students in the SQL, Python, and data visualization skills needed to earn the most in-demand certifications companies look for when hiring talent for these roles. Individuals must apply by June 27, 2022 for the part-time cohort.

UNM’s continuing education technical bootcamps do not require college enrollment and will begin in spring and summer 2022. In addition to optional funding programs, Fullstack Academy helps expand access to bootcamps by offering scholarships to UNM alumni, students, employees, and active military or veterans. Additionally, a $1,500 Founders Scholarship will be available to all students who enroll in these inaugural cohorts.

For more information and to register, visit https://bootcamp.unm.edu/.

Sam D. Gomez