There’s never been a better time to take a beginner level coding class! With unemployment benefits continuing until June 2021, and courses in English starting at two of Tel Aviv’s top coding schools starting in the next few weeks, now’s a great time to invest in yourself and learn some new skills that will make you more employable when we come out of these pandemic times. We’ve caught up withIsrael Tech Challenge and Developers.Insitute to tell you more…
When do the courses start and how long are they?
Israel Tech Challenge
Founded in 2014, Israel Tech Challenge (ITC) is dedicated to tackling the shortage of qualified high tech engineers in Israel. Sourcing highly talented young professionals from around the world, ITC provides intensive and elite training programs inspired by the IDF’s 8200 Intelligence Unit.
Israel Tech Challenge offers part-time and full-time courses for beginners and more advanced candidates.
They offer two beginner courses: a fun part-time 3-week first steps to web development course (starts Dec 28th), and a more intensive 5-month full-time full-stack coding bootcamp (starts Feb 1st 2021)
They also offer more advanced courses in Data Science and Cyber Security, two of the most in-demand jobs at the moment. Part-time data science starts Dec 20th 2020 for 10 months; Full-time data science, Full-Stack Development, and cyber security courses all start Feb 1st 2021 for 5 months and 6 months respectively.
Developers.Institute is a selective & intensive coding bootcamp, dedicated to educating the next generation of tech talent in Israel. They offer cutting-edge mentored courses in Web Development, working with the industry’s best professionals to create the most that promise to take you from beginner to job-ready developer in 3 months or 5 months.
Developers.Institute offers part time and full time full-stack bootcamps for beginners + plus they have a short beginners Hanukkah course starting on Dec 10th and Dec 20th.
What can I study?
All the courses here will give you a good start to your coding career. Obviously the longer you study, the more you’ll learn.
We’ve broken the courses into three categories: 1. very short courses this December; 2. full-stack coding bootcamps (3 to 6 months full-time with or without internships/on-site projects at tech companies); 3. advanced courses in data science and cybersecurity. When we talk about full-stack, we basically mean an all-rounder – during these bootcamps you will learn the basics in back-end and front-end coding.
1. Short Courses
Developers.Institute Hannukah Camp
Spend your Hanukkah break at Developers Institute’s TLV campus and learn the valuable skills you need to launch a career in tech after graduation. Developers Institute Hanukkah coding bootcamp is a 1 week intensive experience through which students with little to no experience will get a great introduction about coding. You will learn everything you need to create functional website quickly. You will walk away with an impressive resume and some of the most important knowledge and skills you can have today. This Hannukah Camp is a wonderful prep to an intensive bootcamp. No previous coding experience is needed. Next course begins Dec 10th and Dec 20th. Read more.
2. Full-Stack Bootcamps
Developers.Insititute 12-week full-time accelerator program starts Jan 3rd
Developers Institute’s flagship course, the Full-Time Coding Bootcamp is a 12-week full-time career accelerator. You’ll master the fundamental building blocks of web and software development, making you a highly valuable, desirable asset throughout your career. They teach the skills you need to kickstart your career as a developer and a lifelong learner. From programming fundamentals to launching full-stack web apps, you’ll learn to solve problems with code while applying industry best practices in a collaborative environment. Prerequisite: No previous coding experience is needed. Next course begins Jan 3rd.
You can major in Python or JavaScipt. Check out the full syllabus and apply on the Developers.Institute website.
Developers.Institute 24-week part-time accelerator program starts Dec 6th
This is a slimmed down version of the full-time program, with only 180 hours of teaching versus 360 hours for the full-time program. Students who take part in the full-time course usually do so because they aim to integrate into the tech industry and have a career in it. The part-time course offers a very solid introduction to full-stack development. In addition, this program is heavier on the back-end development and understanding more profoundly that side of development, whereas in the full-time program a considerable time is also dedicated to the front-end development. Prerequisite: No previous coding experience is needed. Next course begins Dec 6th.
You can major in Python or JavaScipt. Check out the full syllabus and apply on the Developers.Institute website.
Israel Tech Challenge 5-month Learn to Code Full-Stack Development Bootcamp starts Feb 1st
ITC’s Full-Stack Development with data specialization is for driven and motivated professionals who wish to launch a new career as data-oriented programmers in the Israeli hi-tech industry. The program includes 1 month pre-course, 3 months training, and two months of projects – Get hands-on experience working on a full-time project in leading high-tech startups and companies. During this project, you’ll gain invaluable industry experience that will help kick off your new career as a junior data full stack developer. Prerequisite: Applicants must hold an academic degree. If you don’t hold an academic degree, you must have an impressive working experience or excel in the First Steps to Web Development course. Applicants must also demonstrate strong logic, problem solving, and analytical skills.
3. Advanced Courses
Israel Tech Challenge Fellows Program Data Science Track 5-months full-time studies or 8 months part-time studies starts Dec 20th Part-time and Feb 1st Full-time
The ITC Data Science Fellows is a elite program for excellent STEM graduates who aspire to launch a rewarding career as Data Scientists. During the 5-months full-time studies or 8 months part-time studies, participants can specialize in one of the two most in demand specialties in the industry – Computer Vision and NLP. Prerequisites: Only 1 out of 12 candidates get accepted – see below for more info.
Israel Tech Challenge Web App Security Development program 6-months full-time studies starts Feb 1st
How much does it cost?
Developers.Institute Hanukkah Camp costs 3,450 NIS for a 1 week intensive experience.
The Full Stack Full Time Bootcamps cost about 26,000 NIS at both Developers.Insititute and ITC. Slimmed down part-time versions are available at Developers.Institute (180 hours instead of 360 hours) for 16,000 NIS.
Israel Tech Challenge’s advanced courses last longer and cost more – the Web App Security Development program is 32,000 NIS and the Data Science program is 44,000 NIS.
Grants and scholarships are available to olim chadashim, lone soldiers, MASA participants, and more – chat with the schools for more info.
Israel Tech Challenge also offer an Income Shared Agreement (ISA): Only pay tuition back when you’re hired – No up front costs, no risks. They also offer unique loans which can be used towards living expenses, paid back over 4-5 years after graduation. Chat with them for more info.\
Developers.Institute offer a cool Unlimited Bootcamp… The world of programming is never ending. New technologies are constantly being crafted and you, as a future developer, need to keep up with such an advance or we will be left out in the mud. As soon as the student finishes his/her first Developers.Institute bootcamp, he/she can come back to any other bootcamp for free. With this unique value-added benefit, graduates can return at any time to learn a new technology or refresh their expertise on an existing technology. It’s like a free software upgrade for your knowledge and skills.
Is an internship included?
Israel Tech Challenge – The last two months of the program are spent on an internship. Get hands-on experience working on a full-time project in leading high-tech startups and companies. During this project, you’ll gain invaluable industry experience that will help kick off your new career as a junior data full stack developer.
Developers.Institute – One of the biggest barriers when you transition into a coding career is the lack of experience. The non mandatory internship at developers.institute helps you complete your coding journey and strengthen your resumé. Your future employer will be reassured by knowing that he doesn’t have to spend too much time on your onboarding. Having even a little previous experience as an intern will put your CV on the top of the list. But some people know that they want to be entrepreneurs. Because we also believe in this startup flame, at Developers.institute, we make this internship Optional
What are the requirements?
Developers.Institute is open to everyone – no previous coding is required. Applicants will have to pass a test and interview with one of the founders – this is mainly checking English and motivation.
Similarly, Israel Tech Challenge’s ‘First Steps to Web Development’ 3-week course is open to everyone.
For Israel Tech Challenge’s Full Stack bootcamp applicants need to hold an academic degree, and will also be tested for logic, problem solving, and analytical skills. If you don’t have a degree, the First Steps to Web Development course is a great opportunity to show why you should be accepted to the full-stack bootcamp!
For Israel Tech Challenge’s Advanced courses, there is a long-review process, with less than 10% of applicants accepted:
Data Science – Applicants must have a degree (B.Sc, M.Sc) in Science, Technology, Math or Engineering (STEM); Applicants must have programming knowledge in Python or other programming language; Applicants must have knowledge of: Probability & Statistics, Calculus, Linear Algebra; Applicants must have relevant working experience involving programming. The selection process for the Data Science Fellows program is highly competitive and involves multiple steps. The courses are delivered in English so applicants must have adequate speaking, reading and writing skills.
Web App Security – Applicants must hold an academic degree. If you don’t hold an academic degree, you must have an impressive working experience that demonstrates excellence in your current occupation, and proven ability to study; Applicants must be proficient in reading and writing in English; Applicants must demonstrate strong logic, problem solving, and analytical skills.
Where are the campuses?
Both Israel Tech Challenge and Developers.Institute have beautiful campuses in Tel Aviv – Israel Tech Challenge is located on Shoken Street and Developers.Insititute is located on Ahad Ha’am. Students have the choice to follow the course Online or in class.
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