Software Development Academy
Digital skills training and job matching for newcomers with academic background.
Photo: Richard Ryan
The program is about re-skilling newcomers with academic background in a university setting. Fifteen weeks of intensive training and 550 hours of practicing programming prepares the candidate to work as a software developer.
The program consists of 7 modules:
- Programing Foundations
- Software Engineering
- Programming in Depth
- Individual Project
- Frontend Development
- Backend Development
- Final Group Project
Each module is designed around a set of learning objectives that contributes towards the basic skills required for a junior software developer. In parallel with the IT training, job matching is conducted by the recruitment company Novare Potential, which also provides the participants with training in IT reqruitment skills and Swedish workplace culture.
During the program, the participants' progress is continuously evaluated by quizes and self-estimating questionnaires. Teachers analyze these results every week and continuously adjust the content to maximize each individual's acquisition of knowledge.
Software Development Academy, was established in spring 2017 in Stockholm. Autumn 2019 the first iteration outside of Stockholm took place in Lund. Since spring 2020, when Covid-19 hit the world, the program transformed to a digitized online program with national admission.
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Kwabena Asante Poku
Abdul Aziz Alkathiri
Björn Aurell Hansson
Marwa Saado Kharouki
Nour Alhuda Almajni
Patrick de Sousa
Project Analysis and Development
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