The search for IT professionals will be 420 thousand people by 2024, according to a survey by the Brazilian Association of Information and Communication Technology Companies (Brasscom). However, according to the entity, Brazil trains 46 thousand professionals with technological profile per year.
In this context, a fast and effective training in the area of technology has received more attention from most Brazilians and is offered in bootcamps, intensive course available in spaces such as Ironhack, technology school based in Spain.
More than 8,000 students have passed through the institution, which has units in Madrid, Barcelona, Miami, Paris, Mexico City, Berlin, Amsterdam and Lisbon.
Currently, the school in São Paulo has open spots for the bootcamps of Web Development, UX/UI Design e Data Analytics, which will start on March 22, and the new bootcamp of Cybersecurity, which will have its first class on June 7th. Registrations can be made through from this link.
How bootcamps work
According to Alexandre Tibechrani, director of Ironhack for Latin America, there are important differences between an online course and a bootcamp. “For example, ‘programmer’ and ‘developer’ are separate functions. You can learn a programming language in a basic course, but you will not become a developer. That’s where the advantage of a programming bootcamp is: it’s an immersive course in which you practice every day, for several hours, everything you’ve learned up to that moment ”, he says.
No program full-time, students have classes from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm, in addition to extra work outside this period. For those who cannot dedicate themselves fully to the bootcamp, there is also the option in part time, with night classes on two days a week and day classes on Saturdays.
In both modalities, from the first day, students are instructed to develop their own projects and exercises based on real cases. “It is a really intensive program, we estimate that it takes 15 hours per week dedicated to the bootcamp, in addition to classes. The training is practical, guided by specialists who combine the role of teachers with work in their own companies or projects ”, explains Alexandre.
After completing the registration, the student will also have access to an online platform with more than 60 hours of content on the basic fundamentals of the chosen course. The action aims to familiarize and level the knowledge of the class before the beginning of classes, in addition to facilitating the progression of the group.
At the end of the bootcamp, Ironhack holds a career week for students to have access to job interviews. According to latest results published by the school in July 2020, 89% of students were employed within 180 days of graduation.
For Wagner Franca, who worked as an automotive tinker at a car manufacturer, the Data Analytics bootcamp transformed his career forever. “The course helped me in many ways, not only with the knowledge I acquired throughout the course, but also with the exchange of experiences between students from different areas and countries. Today I am a data analyst and managed to enter the area even before the bootcamp was finished, ”says Franca.
The same happened with the lawyer Vitor Vieira, who carried out a web development bootcamp, between October and December 2020, and today he works as a front-end developer in a law firm. “I thought that I would learn more if I was engaged with the content much of the day. Ironhack gave me the necessary skills and specialized career support. This set of actions gave me confidence to be able to change careers ”, he says.