With 2016 underway, many are resolving to improve their well-being and lifestyle. And while diet and fitness always top the list, there is a growing number of people who are looking to change professionally. Whether it’s to earn more money, develop better skills, or alter their career path entirely, one industry in particular is attracting people for its flexible hours, lucrative pay, and in-demand roles: technology.
Now referred to as “Silicon Valley North”, Vancouver’s budding tech scene has grown considerably in the past few years, and is only expected to continue. In fact, 15,500 jobs in tech will need to be filled in our city alone, which is why schools like RED Academy are attracting students of all ages and professional backgrounds.
“From ages 19 to 40, our programs are designed for anyone looking to become part of this industry,” said Matt Parson, CEO of RED Academy. “Whether it’s User Experience (UX) Design, Digital Marketing, or Web Development, we’ve sought out leading professionals in our city to teach our programs. Our curriculum offers students real-world projects in an agency-style setting so that they are ready to join the workforce immediately after graduation.”
In its debut semester, RED Academy’s UX Design, Digital Marketing, and Web Developer full-time and part-time programs were completely sold out. This year, the new wave of tech rookieswill begin on January 18th. With just a few spots left, Parson recommends contacting RED Academy as soon as possible before they fill up.
Because technology can be intimidating, RED Academy has introduced free workshops that anyone can attend. These two-hour evening courses will give attendees a taste of what the curriculum and professional roles would cover. Held on Wednesday (January 13), the following workshops include:
- Intro to Digital Marketing from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Register Here
- Dive into HTML & CSS from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Register Here
- Intro to User Experience Design from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Register Here
While we can all make resolutions, the hardest part is often taking the first step. For that, Parson says his team is happy to address any questions or concerns about their programs. To learn more, visit www.redacademy.com.
This article was sponsored by RED Academy.